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SpareFoot + Beer: The Pursuit of Hoppiness in Austin

By Jenny Zhang   June 25, 2013

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Texas lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 515, which allows brew pubs to sell their beer to distributors, who can then sell to grocery stores and other outlets. This is great news for local brew pubs, who previously could sell beer only on-site.

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SpareFoot Happy Hours: An NSFW Work Tradition

By Jenny Zhang   June 12, 2013

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There are a lot of legendary things at SpareFoot that demand explanations: our mythical LDR team; what goes on back in the sales pit (we don’t dare to find out); how our marketing guru Rachel Greenfield stays impeccably fashionable every single day; and, of course, our notorious happy hours. Then again, maybe “happy” is an understatement or, rather, a misnomer.

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We Did It! SpareFoot Named Best Place to Work in Austin

By John Egan   June 6, 2013

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We won! We won! We won!

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Are You an ‘Internal Migrant’?

By John Egan   May 15, 2013

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Last year, I relocated from Austin to San Francisco for work. That’s a pretty long haul—more than 1,700 miles. This year, I made that long haul again to settle back in Austin and join the SpareFoot team. During 2012 and 2013, my whole life practically has been stuffed into moving boxes. With two halfway-across-the-country moves under my belt, I’m done with packing and unpacking for a while (well, almost done).

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Our Favorite Austin Startups (Besides Ourselves)

By Jenny Zhang   May 13, 2013

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While we’d like to delude ourselves into thinking that we’re the hottest startup around, it’s simply not true. Being in Austin means that we’re surrounded by troves of talented and genuinely awesome startups with unique histories, cultures and products. If this were high school, every startup here would be the valedictorian (or Zac Efron). Here’s Part I of our favorite Austin startups (other than ourselves).

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SpareFoot Schools Third-Graders on Life at the Office

By John Egan   May 10, 2013

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Our Oh-So-Close Encounter With President Obama

By John Egan   May 9, 2013

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If you’ve never heard of Capital Factory, here’s the scoop: It’s the Austin business incubator program that essentially reared us. Capital Factory is one of the reasons why SpareFoot exists today, which is why we were pretty stoked to hear that President Obama would be dropping by our first real “home” (across the street from our current office) during his stop in Austin. (We weren’t so stoked about the closed streets and massive police presence, though).

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Hail to the Chief–and to Austin

By John Egan   May 8, 2013

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Welcome back to Austin, President Obama. We know you’ve been here before, and we know you’ll probably come back again. We know you’re coming here this time to promote economic growth and job creation; in our not-so-humble opinion, you couldn’t have come to a better place to kick off your “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” tour.

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College Students: What Will You Do With Your Stuff?

By Jenny Zhang   May 6, 2013

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Let’s face it: The last thing you want to think about when you’re flooded with end-of-the-year finals, essays and tutorials is what you’re going to do with your stuff over the summer. You might be studying abroad, signing a new lease or even going back home to live with your parents, but the question still remains: Where can you store your stuff? Don’t stress out, collegiate masses: Here are some options to consider while you still have the time and energy left to think.

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Austin Networking Events: Where Should You Be?

By Jenny Zhang   May 1, 2013

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It’s a Tuesday night and you’re eating a TV dinner alone. It’s been a long time since you’ve gone out into that world, and you’re a little worried your skills have gotten rusty over the months. What will people think of me? What do I wear? What do I talk about? You can’t stop thinking about the networking get-together your friend told you about days ago. You know the one: the meetup that the startup you’ve been crushing on is going to be at.

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