When you’re bootstrapping a startup, there’s plenty of ways to save on costs. Needle is saving rent in a pretty unique fashion—and proving that a new company can spring up anywhere, including in a parking space.
Today, I drove into downtown San Francisco for a work event and took advantage of the on-demand valet service offered there. All of a sudden, I felt like I was in the middle of a war — to park my car. The valet service being used by the conference was called Luxe Valet.
When 23-year-old Brandon S. headed from Massachusetts to the Bay Area in mid-May to start work, he opted out of settling into an overpriced San Francisco apartment. Instead, he moved into a 128-square-foot truck.
MUMBAI: The most coveted corporate perk these days, apart from club membership, business class travel and such like, is the one thing employers are perennially short of—parking. The problem is so acute that prospective senior hires have begun demanding an assured place for their cars before considering job offers.
The average wedding in the US costs nearly $28,000 in 2012, according a survey conducted by The Knot. I’ll give you a minute to pick yourself up off of the floor after reading that figure. Just to give you some perspective, $28,000 is about the same as a year of college at some schools or the cost of a pretty nice brand new car. While you could spend that much on a wedding, you can just as easily not.
This has nothing to do with Sonia Sotomayor, but parking guru Donald Shoup, author of The High Cost of Free Parking (your must read guide to parking policy), spoke today at a briefing for DC City Council staff.