When the time comes to move into an office, for most entrepreneurs and small business owners the question becomes, which option is right for me? Unless you are immediately taking on 50 employees, you are most likely looking for a single or small block of offices to support your business, yourself and any staff you may have. You could go the route of many businesses and rent a stand-alone office in an office building or strip center. The better option, particularly for small businesses or individual entrepreneurs, is an office suite with on-site staff, services and amenities at your disposal. Why? I’m so glad you asked:
Small Business Support Services
The services offered at My Annapolis Office range from administrative support Professional Receptionists that are dedicated to managing your telephone calls. In addition to available staff support, we offer a variety of business technologies that can be cost prohibitive to a small business. Such technology includes copiers, high-speed scanners, and advanced conference room equipment.
Our experienced and professional administrative and office management are attuned to business needs. Not only will you have access to our on-site professional staff during business hours, but you will also have access to our IT support staff, as well as our Professional Receptionist phone operators.
Meeting Rooms, Conference Rooms and the Business Lounge
When you have office space, you want to USE the space. If every client meeting with more than two people has to be at a coffee shop, you’re not presenting the image of your company, or yourself, in a professional manner. Space is at a premium, and if your office consists of one room with a desk and two chairs, you won’t be spending as much time there as you could be and productivity will take a nose dive. At My Annapolis Office, you not only have access to conference rooms, meeting rooms and a business lounge, but also to a furnished kitchen stocked with hot beverages. You can even offer your clients coffee (but our staff will probably have already done that for you too).
Small Business Networking and Partnership Opportunities
There are endless opportunities to network at My Annapolis Office. Many of the other clients are entrepreneurs as well and welcome the connection to other business owners. Not only can this result in excellent partnerships, but can provide a sounding board and community to share common problems and solutions that business owners face. Occasionally the office suites will host events that encourage everyone to socialize so you have the chance to meet others in the building in a more casual setting.
Small Business Wi-Fi, Phone, Mail and Other Services
Of course these services are available just about anywhere. However, you would have to set them up yourself and maintain them on your own (haggle with the cable company on service fees, wait around for phone installation, and other various hassles). With My Annapolis Office we manage this for you! Our staff will set all of your services up and maintain them, as well as troubleshoot with you when things aren’t working quite right.
Traditional office space for entrepreneurial endeavors, at least in the small business and start-up realm is becoming antiquated. The allure of office suites that have benefits of co-working spaces without all the additional distractions is growing every day. Our offices and support staff are here to help you succeed and grow. What’s keeping you? Contact us for a tour today and learn more about what My Annapolis Office can do for you and your business!