2012: The Year of the Micro-Entrepreneur

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New Internet Entrepreneurs are creating their own part-time, and in some cases full-time, jobs and businesses utilizing online tools such as UsedEverywhere.com to become micro-entrepreneurs. It’s part of a new ‘Social Commerce’ trend that will offer new income opportunities in 2012.

Many people may not realize how simple it is to generate additional income as a micro-entrepreneur online.

UsedEverywhere.com and its network of online classified sites is encouraging business minded people to consider becoming micro-entrepreneurs in 2012 to earn additional income. The trend of micro-entrepreneurship will be highlighted as a new model for global job creation later this month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

UsedEverywhere offers users quick, easy and free-of-charge access to its active and very social community of thousands of local and national buyers and sellers giving micro-entrepreneurs a head start. More than 90% of the listings on UsedEverywhere are from private users, with many of them having small home-based or micro-businesses.

“Many people may not realize how simple it is to generate additional income as a micro-entrepreneur online,” says Luticia Hill, General Manager of UsedEverywhere.com. “For those looking to enter the online classified space and start a home business, we provide easy to use listing tools to get new micro-entrepreneurs started in a community of tens of thousands of like minded buyers and sellers.”

Each month UsedEverywhere’s network of sites has $3 Billion worth of goods listed and it’s a vibrant marketplace for micro-businesses to create interest, gain a following and generate sales.

Micro-Entrepreneurship will be a topic of discussion at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as part of their annual meeting January 25-29, 2012. The theme of this year’s meeting is "The Great Transformation" and it will be divided into four topics. One will focus on new models for job creation around the world. Professor Klaus Schwab (WEF Founder) suggests micro-entrepreneurship will play a critical role creating much needed jobs.

“The key to mitigating a catastrophic situation is to provide young people with the capability to create their own jobs: to move from the pure concept of unemployment to the concept of micro-entrepreneurship,” says Schwab.

**About UsedEverywhere

The UsedEverywhere.com team offers live customer support to help micro-entrepreneurs get started. To find your local city site please visit usedeverywhere.com/sites.

UsedEverywhere.com is a social commerce platform. Our focus is to facilitate conversations between buyers and sellers, online and offline. Our easy-use free marketplace combines traditional permissive communication, such as telephone numbers & addresses, with new social media conduits like Facebook & Twitter. UsedEverywhere.com is the largest Canadian owned online classified network with sites in 50 cities across Canada, along with 13 cities in the United Kingdom. Each city site has its own community and online brand.

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