Small Office Space Alternatives
Executive Suites are an excellent option for smaller companies or branches. Many companies, large and small, choose to operate their business or satellite offices from an Executive Suite. Executive suites are essentially shared offices with services provided by a management firm. They are also known as an Office Business Center and are a great way for small companies to get off to a fast and low risk start and a great way for a fast growing company to have the flexibility for rapid growth.
You'll find many Executive Suites feature the following: 1. Private offices with utilities and cleaning service included 2. Part time or full time "image" plans 3. Reception area with receptionist 4. Conference rooms with visual aids 5. Personalized telephone answering 6. Incoming and outgoing post handling 7. Coffee and food service on-site.
For an additional charge, many also offer:
1. Furniture and equipment rental
2. Secretarial / word processing services
3. Computer related services and equipment
4. Administrative and accounting services
5. Postal meter and scales, Courier Services such as Fedex, DHL, etc
6. Postal services
7. Photocopy equipment
8. Fax/Telex sending and receiving
9. High speed internet access
10. Reciprocal agreements with other locations you can use
11. Law Libraries, health clubs, and many more
In an Executive Suite office, your efforts can be dedicated entirely to your business, while the Suite is responsible for typical office management. You will enjoy professional reception, secretarial and administrative support personnel without the headaches of hiring, training and employee benefits; state-of-the-art business equipment without purchasing and maintenance problems, and; a staff attentive to both you and your client’s needs.
Executive Suites give you the added flexibility of short term or long term obligations - both from a planning and a financial statement point of view. Other benefits include:
A small office near home or the people you do business with every day. One office (15-25 square metres) and corporate suites of several offices (up to 200 square meters) are often available.
Attractive, professional office accommodations at roughly 20-30% of the cost of equipping and staffing conventional office space.
Full or part time accommodations are generally available (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, annually). Corporate business identity programs are also popular providing you with a professional address, telephone secretary and conference room by appointment.
No capital investment
There is no need to buy or lease office equipment or furniture. Private offices can be completely furnished as well. Both the furniture and equipment will most likely be a much higher quality than the normal small business would have.
Control of operating costs
Executive Suites usually offer state-of-the-art business support services which are billed to clients if and as needed using published Industry Production Standards guidelines
By leaving the operation of your office to a staff of trained professionals, you and your company personnel can concentrate on managing and marketing your business, not on administrative details. This administrative savings can account for up to 20% of an executive's time.
Enhanced technology and services
Most Executive Suites provide access to "information highway" technology and first-class concierge handling of business needs. Some examples of enhanced services available from suite to suite are full service travel arrangements, videoconferencing, competitive long distance rates, calling cards, mobile messaging and paging, desktop publishing and project design, telemarketing, catering, law libraries and paralegal, computer networking, consulting, training, and more.
You have to ask to find the right suite for your business needs! Talk to Brian about yours.