Mar 31, 2010 0
Demand is growing for virtual offices. So says an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Inquirer staff writer Diane Mastrull explores the world of virtual offices in an in-depth feature story that not only explains what virtual offices are, but gives strong examples of real-life people who are actively using virtual offices.
Here’s how Mastrull defines the virtual office: “A virtual office is shared work space – meeting and conference areas, reception desks, copy rooms – used on an as-needed basis, at a cost that could be considerably less than rent under a conventional multiyear office lease. It includes shared support services, too. Depending on the provider, that could mean a receptionist along with a team of administrative assistants to help develop marketing plans, create business cards and brochures, even assist at trade shows.”
Mastrull chose to feature American Executive Centers in her story because she believes it’s the largest locally based virtual office provider, with seven facilities. American Executive Centers also rents executive office suites. But the company now officially has more virtual office tenants than physical office space tenants.
American Executive Centers’ virtual offices in Philadelphia target companies of all sizes, whether it’s a small business that wants to enhance its image, a medium-sized business looking for business support services, or a large firm looking to expand into Philadelphia without much cost.
American Executive Centers offers personalized telephone reception services, a prestigious corporate mailing address at one of its seven greater Philadelphia area locations, preferred access to private offices and conference rooms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, use of business support services, and, of course, a dedicated phone number and voicemail.
Mastrull also mentioned Intelligent Office, The Office Works, and Executive Office Link. Although both companies are present in the region, Regus and Davinci Virtual were not mentioned in the article.