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Going It Alone: America’s Top 15 Hubs for Solo Entrepreneurs

By Elizabeth Whalen   June 18, 2014

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Fleeing the corporate cubicle farm sounds enticing, especially when you’ve got a bad case of the “Mondays” or feel like you cannot possibly deal with one more copy-machine paper jam. Actually leaving isn’t quite so simple, though. Unless you’re independently wealthy (which begs the question of why you’re stuck in a cube farm to begin with) or blessed with extraordinarily generous parents, you’ve got to earn a living.

One resolution to this dilemma is to start your own business, which might conjure up ideas of securing venture capital or just being free to do only the really fun stuff. In reality, it often means being a solopreneur–at least at first. → Keep Reading

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The SpareFoot List: America’s Top 15 Apartment Boom Towns

By Elizabeth Whalen   March 9, 2014

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If you live in an apartment, you could have the luxury of living across the hall from your friends or the misery of living down the hall from your nemesis (bonus points if he’s named Newman). Perhaps you enjoy the simple comfort of knowing someone else is responsible for fixing a leaky sink. Or maybe you constantly feel as though you’re trapped in a mystery novel titled “WTF Are My Upstairs Neighbors Always Doing at 2 in the Morning?”

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Infographic: 8 Up-and-Coming Tech Hubs in the U.S.

By John Egan   March 6, 2014

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Since SpareFoot is a proud member of Austin’s tech community, it’s safe to say that we think Silicon Hills is the best tech hub in the country. That’s our not-so-unbiased opinion. Yet we’d be foolish to shrug off the other major tech hubs in the U.S. like Silicon Valley, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Raleigh, NC.

Along those lines, we also can’t ignore America’s emerging tech hubs–the aspiring Silicon Valleys. In this infographic, SpareFoot shines the spotlight on eight up-and-coming tech hubs. Do any of the places in our roundup surprise you? → Keep Reading

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