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How Not to Screw Up a Startup

By John Egan   November 19, 2013

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Pretty much any current or would-be entrepreneur would salivate at the thought of dreaming up the next Facebook or Twitter. For starters, such good fortune would bring incredible wealth.

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How to Make Your Industry Sexy on Social Media

By Matthew Stites   August 5, 2013

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Let’s face it. Despite the inherent sex appeal of each and every SpareFooter (see above), self-storage can be a decidedly non-sexy industry. Just look at Darrell on Storage Wars. So how does SpareFoot get our fans and followers as excited as we are about all things storage? As SpareFoot’s Social Media Dude, I’ll answer that question with the four tenets of social media sexiness.

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5 of Austin’s Best Business-Friendly Bars

By Veronica Meewes   July 25, 2013

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Work-friendly coffee shops are scattered throughout the startup-nurturing city of Austin, TX, but sometimes a business get-together calls for something a little stiffer than Baileys Irish Cream-flavored coffee.

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10 Tasty Meeting Spots for Startup Folks in Austin

By Veronica Meewes   July 11, 2013

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It’s clear from the proliferation of co-working spaces and coffee shops in Austin, TX, that there’s a definite (and growing) need for public workspaces. In addition to college students camping out in coffee shops and eateries throughout the school year, it’s common to see startup executives polishing their business plans, startup job seekers polishing their résumés, or both types of people meeting with prospective customers or employers.

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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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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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