Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Checking The Kansas City AirBnB Slap Fight

The important news is that there's a big meetup on this tomorrow. Here's Pitch Mag coverage of this issue from last month:

How far will KC bend its rules to accommodate Airbnb, VRBO, and the short-term rental movement?

Photo by Zach Bauman How to disrupt an industry, Silicon Valley-style: Skirt existing laws, operate illegally, lure customers with convenient technology, maintain low costs by avoiding the taxes and regulation required of existing competitors, declare your business so different from those competitors that all rules must be rewritten, and cede very little ground when you finally come to the bargaining table with the government.

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