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Have you heard of B-corporations? [http://www.bcorporation.net/about/]
Slightly different scope, but something you might want to talk about in a future post.
"Please type in your emergency on your T-9" (and don't bleed on the keyboard and cause a short.)
The Concept: Website that enables companies to rent unused office space to those needing just a desk or small office working environment; not necessarily those needing an entire office.
The Money: Nominal listing fee a la Craig's List. Sponsored, non-obtrusive ads.
Why It Would Work: Many firms look to rent out unused desk space, but I haven't yet found a portal that consolidates these listings.** Given the sheer amount of freelancers and startups nowadays that recognize the need to establish a working environment external of their living space as well as the desk space that goes unused in larger law, accounting, design, and professional firms, we can play matchmaker. Because, after a while, working alone in your apartment sucks.
Competition: Numerous office-space searches. I haven't found one that's easy to use. I recently tried using Search Office Spaces for my own purposes and have received 6 phone calls in the last 3 hours... which is 5 more than I requested. Many suffer from shady-looking sites. Also, I don't think any of these sites caters to the---to use a tired, overused, and stale expression---long-tail market.
**(This may very well exist, but I've yet to find it... anyone know of any?)