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Royal Oak's SmallOfficeSearch targets mini office market

Entrepreneurs and small businesses looking for small office spaces in Metro Detroit traditionally have received the short end of the stick from commercial realtors. A start-up out of downtown Royal Oak, SmallOfficeSearch.com, believes it can change that dynamic.

"These are the people who typically get no service because we would spend the same amount of time with them as we did with people who were looking for 10,000 or 30,000 square feet," says Guy Scavone, commercial real-estate broker and president and founder of SmallOfficeSearch.com.

SmallOfficeSearch.com allows landlords with small office spaces or businesses looking to sublease a small section of their office to professionally list them on the Internet in a manner more professional than the simplicity of Craigslist. Landlords pay a $29 per month fee to list their properties on the site, knowing the audience is targeted for the niche of small spaces.

The firm lists office space, executive suites and flex space under 3,000 square feet in Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint and Grand Rapids. It plans to launch into more markets across the U.S. over the next year. The four-person firm has signed half a dozen leases since it launched three months ago.

Source: Guy Scavone, president & founder of SmallOfficeSearch.com
Writer: Jon Zemke

Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.
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