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PartnerRent: rent space within an existing business is in early beta, matching vendors with existing retail space, be it a small shelf, a wall, or even an entire space for showcasing. For young companies or online vendors, it’s a great way to gain exposure, or test the waters.

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PartnerRent perfect for young businesses, online retailers

Sometimes being a small business owner means you’re the only one attached to your brand. You may be an artist, fashion designer, or you’ve created a great new product. Whatever it is your company is about, you should have the opportunity to showcase what you have to offer, even with a small budget. Sometimes when you’re on your own in your business and you don’t have a huge budget, it can be difficult to bring the attention or awareness your work deserves.

Instead of slumming it as many small business owners had to do in the past, there is now a way for you to feature your products or designs in already-established boutiques, retail businesses, and other locations, locations that already have a huge following.

PartnerRent is a very young startup that lets you rent space in other businesses, allowing you to showcase your work. But the best thing is that you only rent the space you need, whether that is one shelf at your local bakery or a rack of your latest clothing designs at the hottest boutique in town. You can rent a space as small as one square foot, or of course much larger spaces. Every arrangement is different. Some are for an hour and others are for days at a time. You can match your needs with what shop owners are offering, or you can dictate your needs and see if a space available matches it.

A new set of potential customers

As someone looking for a small or large space to rent for your products, one of the benefits of PartnerRent is that you no longer have cold call a business. You can set everything up easily online when it’s convenient for you. You can also set up an arrangement outside of your city. Just pick the location that best targets your potential customers or demographics. You also get to take advantage of that store’s foot traffic. This gives you access to a new set of potential customers for your brand.

However, if you are a business owner with space you want to rent out through PartnerRent, there are benefits for you, too. You can make use of every square foot of empty space of your store or office, earning you more money and giving a small business or entrepreneur a shot at success in a tough professional world. PartnerRent creates a connection between those professionals who are already established and those looking to expand their reach, and it’s mutually beneficial.

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PartnerRent is in very early beta…

Note from AGBeat COO, Lani Rosales: PartnerRent is in very early beta stage, and with any beta products, the team is working out the kinks, but if you’re willing to list your retail location or heck, even office location, the “list your space” button at the top right takes you where you need to go, and if you want to rent space, there are already a few options that are public. Although not necessarily ready for primetime, we introduce you to the company because we know you’re cutting edge, want to know the trends, and probably want to get involved. We’ll have the backstory for you when the company exits beta and becomes available to all.

The reason we are particularly excited about this startup is that we haven’t seen a site that matches these needs, but have seen in person success in this arena. In college, I worked at a bridal salon, and in one corner of the upscale boutique was a gorgeous white desk where an independent young woman’s invitations company sat, as she subleased that space. It worked for everyone involved seamlessly, so we know the concept is good. Now, there’s a website to match, and we think it will take off when they finish their beta!

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The American Genius Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.

1 Comment

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  1. Tinu

    December 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    This actually sounds really neat. I’d love to be able to rent a shelf in a bookstore for example. They still have those, right?

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