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Move Over, Spielberg: SpareFoot Made a Short Film!

By Jenny Zhang   July 18, 2013

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In 1979, Francis Ford Coppola dragged his cast and crew to the sweltering jungles of the Philippines to create what would become widely acknowledged as one of the greatest films of all time, “Apocalypse Now.” In 2013, an Austin startup had the same dream. Sort of.

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4 Key Considerations When Searching for Office Space

By Guest Contributor   July 17, 2013

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[ by Justin Lee, The SquareFoot ]

Finding office space in Austin, TX, or anywhere else can be complicated. It isn’t like looking for an apartment to rent or a house to buy. Prospective tenants—particularly less-experienced startups—must consider many variables, and they can get into deep financial trouble if they don’t comprehend them.

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How Open Is Your Workspace?

By John Egan   July 3, 2013

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Here at SpareFoot, we pride ourselves on maintaining an environment that cultivates teamwork and productivity. Many of us work in open spaces that look nothing like the cubicle-filled land of the “Dilbert” cartoon or the drab space on “The Office” TV show.

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Office Setup: Why It Counts and What to Do

By Guest Contributor   April 23, 2013

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[ by Amanda Hopkins, CORT ]

Your startup may have all the potential in the world, but if it isn’t able to operate well on a day-to-day basis, things can go downhill pretty fast. This doesn’t apply just to startups, however. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a member of a Fortune 500 company, your business needs to run as smoothly as possible every day.

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Love Where You Work: Top Ten Workspace Organization Blogs

By Jenny Zhang   January 2, 2013

It’s officially the new year, which means that you need to start following through on your resolutions. Why not start by finally organizing and optimizing your workspace? The condition of your workstation can have a huge impact on quality and productivity. The SpareFoot office, for example, got rid of cubicles and opted instead for a more open workspace, allowing for more communication between departments and a collaborative atmosphere. If you’re completely inundated with loose-leaf papers, rogue office supplies, and bouquets of cords, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of our top ten workspace organization blogs for your decluttering pleasure.

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5 Business Relocation Tips From Our Alter Egos, The Square Foot

By Rachel Greenfield   May 25, 2012

by Justin Lee, The Square Foot (unaffiliated real estate startup)

So you’ve signed an office lease on a new hub for your business. Tip of the cap to you, because that’s no easy feat. Hopefully you didn’t procrastinate and went through the proper steps on your way to finding the perfect space for your business. Now comes the really fun part— moving. It’s universally considered one of the worst activities known to man, yet we all have to go through it, whether it’s to a new home or new place of business. We can’t tell you we can magically make relocating your business fun, but we can give you a few tips on how to make it as painless as possible. Follow these five basic tips to guarantee a smoother transition.

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Take Care of Business, Self-Storage Style

By Matthew Stites   April 9, 2012

Some days at the office, it’s fun to dream of a life working from home. No meetings, no boss, no pants. Compared to your cubicle, seems like a win-win-win situation. But experienced workers from home can tell you there are some dangerous pitfalls to escaping the office. Luckily, self-storage has a solution to many of your potential productivity problems.

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The New SpareFoot World Headquarters

By Rachel Greenfield   February 29, 2012

If you’re a friend of ours on Facebook, you probably already saw photos of our new office space in downtown Austin. The new SpareFoot World Headquarters is as fun as it looks— part bar, part business, total tech haven.

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