Chief Pessimism Officer: Annoying, Yet Necessary?

The other day, I was telling a friend about the progress that we have made helping businesses find office space online at TheSquareFoot. He commented on how exciting and fortunate we were to be seeing such great growth. I did what I normally do and tempered their enthusiasm. He said he understood the modesty, but from someone who only hears updates every six months, it seemed pretty incredible to him.

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NYC Office Space of the Week: Food52

Today's Office Space of the Week is NYC based Food52. Food52 helps people become better, smarter, happier cooks. Personally, I am a huge fan of the company and am always finding new things to cook up from their site and newsletter--two great places to check out some serious food porn to boot. After reading about their office in a second, you'll see exactly how their space plays into their needs as a company.

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The Coolest Office Spaces in Austin, TX

All of us at TheSquareFoot love scoping out cool office spaces, so we thought it would be fun to start off 2014 by naming the coolest offices in Austin, TX. After painstakingly checking every office space in Austin to find the best spaces, we're ready to share the results. Drumroll please, in no particular order the winners are: UShip, RetailMeNot, SpareFoot, BazaarVoice, HomeAway, and WP Engine.

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Manhattan Q3 2013 Office Space Market Statistics

Lee & Associates recently published a report on the market for office space in New York City for the previous quarter. The report is rather interesting, but I really enjoyed their map of New York City with relevant statistics. The graphic shows the inventory, vacancy rate, availability rate, and direct asking rate compared to the ten year averages. What does all this mean to the average small business? I will tell you!

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Life Catalysts and Renewed Perspective on Taking Risks

With Father's Day having recently passed, it made me reflect even more (I do everyday) on my father who passed away almost 6 years ago. I began to think about my life and where I have been since that fateful day. I pondered if I would have continued my career path in a secure corporate job with a known path or still ended up in the position I am in today as an entrepreneur with no visibility beyond the next several months. When I read Andy Dunn from Bonobo's post about The Risk Not Taken, it really hit close to home and helped me crystallize how so many variables ended up being a catalyst for my transition.

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How Your Office Space Affects Productivity

Matt Schexnayder is a guest contributor from Austin startup, SpareFoot. SpareFoot makes renting self-storage easy. Their free marketplace lets customers find and reserve storage units online.

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Microsoft Office in New City - Midtown Office Space of The Week - 52nd and 6th Avenue

The 2013 Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator Summer Class launched this month at Microsoft's New York City office in midtown on 52nd and 6th Ave. It took place at Microsoft's office at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, which was very impressive. It had a sleek design and was very welcoming and warm. The look and feel of the midtown office space were about what you would expect from the tech giant, surprise meeting and collaborative areas around every corner-sprawling richly illuminated corridors, and simplistic finishes throughout.

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If You Don't Know, Now You Know

Getting accepted into an accelerator is an exciting time for a startup. Visions of the program being the last piece of the puzzle to becoming a young, hip company loved by all enter the mind. Dreams of what the daily life will be like and how the company will be lifted into a new stratosphere due to the connections one will make during the program flow through the mind.

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Demo Day is Here

Thanks for stopping by. If this is your first time here, welcome. We hope you like what you see. If you are looking for some more information on commercial real estate and the processes, check out our Leasopedia. If you want to learn a bit more about us, check out our appropriately named About Us Page.

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Renting Retail Space | Office Space Infographic

Have you ever rented commercial space in a retail center? If you have, you know how many moving parts there can be in locating the best options, securing the space, and then modifying it to your business's needs. If you haven't ever rented retail space, we've created this fun infographic that lists most of the steps and the time frame each can take. We thought using the most popolar board game in history as the backdrop seemed like a no brainer!

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TheSquareFoot is part of ER Accelerator's 2013 Winter Class - Onward and Upward

Hello from New York City. For the next several months, TheSquareFoot will be going through one of the premier accelerators in the country: Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator. We will be spending time working on our business with some of the best and brightest (mentors and advisors) helping us along the way. Alumni from previous classes have grown into great business receiving funding from VC firms like ff Venture Capital, First Round Capital, 500 Startups, FirstMark Capital, and more.

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Why Going From 0 to 20 mph is Harder than 20 mph to 100 mph

I joined my first startup about 4 years ago, early in the life of that company. We had about 50 paying enterprise customers using the product and who willing and eager to share feedback to make the product better. While I was there, we were lucky enough to grow and continued to add customers to our subscription service. We grew enough to get our cash burn down to zero and eventually became profitable (20mph – 100mph). However, we faced many challenges along way. Some of which at the time made it seem like we were never going to make it through.

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