Author: Officense

FINDING YOUR IDEAL OFFICE SPACE

In the article Traditional Workspace or Virtual Office? Three Tips for Founders to Consider, they discuss the 6 fundamental needs people seek to meet through work. The needs we seek are the feeling of achievement, autonomy, belonging, sense of purpose, sense of security, and status. They believe that both traditional office space and virtual offices can fulfill these needs, and that it is about finding the right fit as a startup business founder. Of course, there are financial setbacks when finding startup office space. Most founders cannot afford to spend funds building their own office but want the appearance of a professional office. But renting commercial office space “can come with a hefty monthly price tag”. This is why I think that coworking spaces are ideal for new business owners.

The article also gives tips for founders to consider when starting their business. The first being to “obtain a work mailing address”. They suggest getting a P.O box, but to avoid having it sound like one. This allows you to look professional, even if you do not have a professional office space yet. The second and third tip are to use free virtual conferencing tools and to find conference room options with low rates. Utilizing free or inexpensive space is best when starting your business. But overall, as a new business owner, you should “create your own combination of traditional and non-traditional methods to achieve optimal space conditions”.

WHY COWORKING SPACES ARE HERE TO STAY

Another article, Why Coworking Spaces Are Here to Stay, explains that “young entrepreneurs are looking to coworking facilities to grab relatively inexpensive office space”. Because of today’s technology, “an office worker can be mobile and an on-the-go entrepreneur would simply be wasting money by paying for a full time office”. The use of non-traditional office space taps into some of the fundamental needs I mentioned. We want autonomy, the freedom to not work in one space for 8 hours a day. But as social beings, we still seek for a sense of belonging and interactions with colleagues. Coworking office space helps bring these two needs together. This is why “young entrepreneurs with new companies that require very little office area are starting out in coworking spaces to save money and meet others to collaborate with”.

OFFICENSE: YOUR OFFICE SOLUTION

At Officense, we can meet all of your coworking needs. We can provide you space to collaborate and be around others, while also giving you the freedom to make your own schedule. Our virtual phone and administrative services appeal to your need for autonomy. Our instant offices and commercial space for rent gives you that traditional work environment when you need it. We also offer you more than just a P.O Box. We give you a prestigious downtown address with virtual mail services including mail sorting, notifications, and forwarding when you need it.

CREATE YOUR IDEAL COMBINATION OF TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL OFFICE SPACE

We offer class A, fully furnished dedicated office space and month to month office space rented as needed, without the hefty price tag. There are conference rooms by the hour, at the low rates you need. You can avoid using your resources to pay an expensive monthly rent, while still having impressive office to use when you need it. We offer front desk reception, phone services, a business mailing address and beautiful startup office space overlooking the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. You are able to completely customize the way your run your business.  Create your ideal mix of traditional and non-traditional office space. Give Officense a call at (410) 814-7500 to meet your new staff and tour your new business location, today!

No morning traffic. No rush out the door. At the office, it seems like everyone is focused on their computer, talking on the phone or online anyway. Working remotely is a growing trend in the business world. Is traditional office space really still necessary? Let’s talk about the pros and cons of working from home to see if it works for us.

WORKING REMOTELY

With new technology and ways to communicate virtually, there has been a rise in working remotely instead of in an office space. In America, there are more than 13 million people who spend at least part of their week working from home. Studies have been done on this new trend that share its many advantages. The article Four Ways to Make Working from Home Work for You discusses how “workers tend to be more productive, take less sick days, tend to feel less stressed, and work more hours than employees who are exclusively on-site”. Plus, there are the obvious advantages. Gain some flexibility with time in the morning, skipping commuter traffic, and the ability to run an errand or travel. Being able to customize your work day is appealing to everyone.

FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE

Why isn’t everyone working remotely? The article previously mentioned also discusses the drawbacks of lacking office space. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, explains “while there are obvious advantages to working early or being able to take [the] time to run a personal errand, it’s also easy for this to work against you. Colleagues may not know when they can reach you or may find you unpredictable”. Marissa has worked both from home and in a traditional office. She shares that when she worked from home she “made every effort to appear as if she has a ‘real office’ with a new phone line, business-sounding address, and corporate feel”. It is important to find the right balance for you and your business when deciding how to work.

HOW TO MAKE WORKING FROM HOME WORK FOR YOU

Together, you can find the perfect balance between working from home while having all the advantages of a traditional office. You can bridge the gap by getting a virtual office assistant, office space when you need it and a professional business address. You have the ability to grow your business from the comfort of your home. At Officense you will have a team of executive assistants, both in office and virtually, who tailor services to your needs. You will gain a fully trained and professional staff that will make working from home work for you.

Our executive assistants are here to provide nothing less than impressive business services. We provide high-end business facilities with fully furnished dedicated and a la carte office space, as well as conference rooms by the hour. Give Officense a call at (410) 814-7500 to meet your new staff and tour your new business location, today!

PHONE ANSWERING FOR FOUNDATIONS

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Officense has been partnering with and assisting different foundations for over 10 years, providing assistance with their professional communication and administrative duties. Our professional address, private offices/conference rooms, call handling, and mail processing services lend instant credibility to any foundation or organization. For example, customized scripts for phone answering provides full-time support while matching your call instructions. It gives you time to focus on your foundation’s additional responsibilities, while we filter your incoming calls and other admin tasks. And the best part about Officense’s services – you only pay for what you use.

PHONE ANSWERING – ALL AROUND THE WORLD AT ANY TIME

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Whether you run the foundation from home, or have to travel, important calls shouldn’t be missed. By choosing office assistance with Officense, you get our exclusive and customized phone answering services. For instance, your calls can be handled either during standard business hours, or 24/7 with Officense’s HiLivePro. This means that we’ll forward calls – according to your instructions – anywhere in the world at any time of day. For so many foundations, assistance from Officense with their call handling is the best solution for administration needs. We provide courteous, professional, and customized services to uphold the image you’ve built. Whether you need live call handling, consultation scheduling, custom call screening or more, we are the company to connect with.

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While we have outstanding phone answering services, Officense has much more to offer in assistance to your foundation. Additional services offered include: on-demand admin support, appointment scheduling and management, bookkeeping and data entry, etc. We even offer one-on-one business consulting to those interested. To learn more about Officense’s phone answering and other custom business solutions offered, check out our Personalized Solutions page for non-profits and other foundations.

REACH OUT TO OFFICENSE TODAY

Don’t hesitate anymore about this decision. Officense doesn’t fluctuate like the other market trends, our services remain constant – even through the pandemic. Email or call to speak with an executive assistant or sales coordinator at info@officense.com or 410-814-7500. If you were thinking about dropping in to learn about our phone answering services firsthand, Officense is currently open Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5PM. Our office is closed on weekends, but you can submit a contact request or chat with us anytime via the link on our website. Officense is keeping everyone in our thoughts during this crazy year, and will be here, ready to help your foundation along the way.

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OFFICE RENTAL NEAR ME

Traditional Office space is a necessity of the past with Officense. Why pay for an entire office suite when you are not using it 24/7? Officense offers numerous benefits your traditional office will never include, such as your own private office in our suite with the ability for co-working opportunities to coincide. Look into our office rental opportunities as see if it’s the right fit for your business.

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POLISHED PROFESSIONAL OFFICE

Our offices are located in a class A building space, only one block from the Inner Harbor and other downtown attractions. We provide furnished staffed office rentals or conference rooms at a low hourly rate. Don’t shell out the big bucks for an upscale office that you have to maintain. At Officense, we take care of all the hassle associated with renting, while you focus on building your business.

PRESTIGIOUS ADDRESS

With Officense’s office rentals, we provide you with more than a P.O. Box and space to meet. In the heart of the central business district, you receive a prestige address for your company’s online search credibility. A physical address opposed to a P.O. box will improve your Google listing. Now, your clients can stop by your professional address to receive exceptional assistance from our fully trained staff.

BONUS SERVICES

Our members receive exclusive benefits. We provide premium 24/7 access to our space for VIP members. No one else in the area offers such a perk! In addition, you get free access to our kitchen, free coffee, a high speed Wi-Fi. Finally, our hotel partners offer discounted suites for your out of town clientele.D

Don’t hold off any longer to start on your journey of business improvements. Sign up with Officense for an office rental and claim a new business location, today! You can reach us by email (info@officense.com), by phone (410-814-7500), or just stop by and tour the suite yourself!

Office For Lease Near Me

We live in a world of technology. Many of us work virtually, more now than ever before. Most of us rely on the internet more than we would like to admit. But even in this tech-driven world, it matters where you meet your potential clients/where you get your work done. Maybe it’s time to look into finding an office for lease.

MEETING POTENTIAL CLIENTS

This is discussed in the article Why Meeting Potential Clients at a Café or Your Home Office May Not be Such a Good Idea. The researchers found that “customers still value a positive first impression and old-school contact with a business before they engage their services.” They explain that it matters where initial contact takes place. So, they believe that meeting potential clients in a professional setting will give the best first impression. With that being said, leasing office space can be very beneficial.

SECRET KILLERS OF BUSINESS SUCCESS

A study by The Secret Killers of Business Success looked into what make positive or negative impacts when meeting potential clients. Their study found that “a big part of creating a positive first impression is where you physically meet your potential client”. And even more specifically, “75% said that meeting in a professional business environment has the highest positive impact”. They also found that meeting in a café or a home office both have negative impacts on the business’ first impression. Clients want the business they work with to look professional and have a professional business address.

IMPORTANCE OF A PHYSICAL MEETING SPACE

A successful business woman, Clare Mann, is featured in the article. She works remotely, but finds it important to commute into the city to meet with potential clients. Clare finds, “meeting in a professional room was critical as she needed to set the right image for her business. People like brick and mortars, and it gives your business gravitas.” She is an example of someone working virtually, but still finds importance in meeting potential clients in an office for lease.

ONE SHOT AT A FIRST IMPRESSION

Officense is your solution for having a professional office space. We offer class A, fully furnished dedicated office space and month to month office space rented as needed. We have hourly conference space and hourly office space. You can avoid using your resources to pay an expensive monthly rent, while still having an impressive office to use when you need it. Give Officense a call at (410) 814-7500 to make a great first impression when meeting potential clients! We’ll look forward to meeting with you!

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