What is Care.com Exactly?

Mr. Gig

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Haha! It's the "exactly" part that's hard to nail down. You'd think by the name they'd be all about a specific kind of care. Medical care was the first thing that came to mind when I heard about them.

But it turns out they take the name, Care, very literally. And they've tried to become the go-to company for anything that needs "care"!

Here's the full list of all the kinds of caring they do:

Child Care
Babysitters
Nannies
Child care centers
Familiy child care
Special needs provider
Tutor
Private lesson instructors
Senior care
Pet care
Housekeeper
Errands & odd jobs

Senior care
Housekeeping
Pet care
 

bhelling

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They do exactly as it sounds... care. It seems like many startups are trying to take "umbrella" approaches to doing business and expansion. Rather than focusing on one thing and doing it super good, they're opening themselves up for endless expansion. So instead of Care.com being for one specific type of care, it has the option to add in as many care-related things as possible.

It's kind of like how Gigworker was built. We have certain companies and categories that we cover more than others, but at the end of the day, Gigworker's structure allows us to add in as many gig companies as possible. Since we take a macro approach to information about the gig economy, the expansion possibilities are nearly endless
 
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