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It all started in 2012 when Karen Rodgers O’Neil, The Shed co-founder, felt the constant drumbeat of friends and neighbors planning graduation and family parties and asking, “Who has a tent I can borrow? How many folding chairs do you have?".  A serial entrepreneur and business executive, she thought there had to be a better way. Karen wrote up a business brief, monitored the slow growth of the sharing economy, and in 2019, she partnered with Daniel Perrone, a successful technology entrepreneur, to bring The Shed to life. Now renting is high style, the sharing economy is expected to grow to $335 billion by 2025, and the Shed is on a path to make history.

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The Shed Offers New Revenue Channel to Outdoor Equipment Manufacturers

The Shed Offers New Revenue Channel to Outdoor Equipment Manufacturers

RICHMOND, Va., March 17, 2020 – The Shed, the first full-service consumer goods rental marketplace, announced today that The Shed Denver is actively building partnerships with outdoor industry manufacturers, retailers, entrepreneurs and even other rental businesses to help them leverage the rapidly growing sharing economy.

At no cost, a business may stock its inventory in The Shed’s distribution centers. The Shed then markets that inventory for rental via its one-click ordering platform and delivers the...

The Shed Helps Manufacturers Rent Out Idle Equipment

The Shed Helps Manufacturers Rent Out Idle Equipment

As the sharing economy continues to grow across industries, The Shed is getting in on the game and bringing product manufacturers with them.

Running on the idea of “monetizing idle assets,” The Shed offers a place for manufacturers to store items that might be taking up space (think tools, outdoor equipment or even healthcare equipment) while making money off of them. The startup’s online platform lists these items available in their warehouse for people to rent them out on a daily basis....

Need a ladder for a day? Rent one from this possession-sharing company that’s using Denver as a test market.

Need a ladder for a day? Rent one from this possession-sharing company that’s using Denver as a test market.

A startup called The Shed is putting a twist on the sharing economy, one designed to help households, retailers and manufacturers clear up the clutter and earn money off items that would otherwise just sit there. “We want to be part of the rental economy, the sharing economy,” said B. Gottwald, a partner who moved to Denver last year to oversee the company’s launch here. The Shed is stocking a warehouse at 5925 Broadway, and another one in Richmond, Va., with items it expects people will want to rent. They include kayaks and canoes, folding chairs and tables, aerators and generators, portable bars and patio...

New Richmond based company helps you clear your garage and make money

New Richmond based company helps you clear your garage and make money

The Shed is a new company launching in Richmond with a massive warehouse in Goochland.

“It is the expected to the unexpected. You can rent things that you never would have thought of eventually before,” said owner and founder Karen O’Neil.

Startup Spotlight: Got unused stuff?

Startup Spotlight: Got unused stuff? The Shed provides a way to rent your items as part of the 'sharing economy'

A startup company in Goochland County is offering a way for people to make some money from all those ladders, tools, tents, sports equipment and other items that tend to go unused and gather dust in garages and storage sheds. With backing from local investors, entrepreneurs Karen Rodgers O’Neil and Daniel Perrone have started The Shed, a business that plans to tap into an economic trend often called the “sharing economy.” “If you have that canoe or that ladder that has been sitting next to your shed for a year, we will take it in and store it for you and rent it out, and you will make money,” Perrone said...

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