Washington D.C. temporary, shared, and as needed office space for startups
Inexpensive equipment to generate, copy, manipulate, and disseminate records and other documents, and steadily decreasing communication costs, have given powerful impetus to ancient and ubiquitous ways of working: we now refer to these practices as “mobile officing”, “home based business”, “virtual offices”, “telecommuting”, or “alternative officing.”
In the past, for many, the workspace was the office. Now, for many, the world is the workspace and the office is just a component of it. OSI has grasped this since its beginning. OSI works to make this component economical, flexible, and closely adapted to the needs of professionals and organizations in an increasingly mobile world.
Office Space For Large to Small Businesses
Small Business Administration studies show that there are over 11 million ‘home based businesses’ in the United States. Over 50% of new businesses start at home. Home based businesses account for over 50% of firms having under 500 employees. Such firms account for about 10% of all business income in the country. Over 50,000 home based firms generated income of over one million dollars annually.
Large and medium scale organizations also create mobile and decentralized work arrangements. Millions of Americans ‘telecommute’ , exploiting mobility and decentralization in work arrangements. Governments have programs encouraging telecommuting.
Sizable enterprises use ‘hot desk’ systems to enable mobile workers to make efficient use of central office facilities, by sharing such facilities as needed.
‘Virtual corporations’ and ‘flat organizations’ reflect ways of using cheap communications, mobility, and clever organizational design to coordinate productive activity without the use of highly centralized hierarchies and massive, centralized physical facilities.
Law, consulting, trading, manufacturing, financial, information technology, and hosts of other organizations, use such systems to coordinate their core participants, associated sales, supply, advisory, and other functions. Advantages include flexibility, quick responsiveness, economy, and adaptability.
“Office Business Centers are a private sector innovation, facilitating these ‘mobile officing’, home based business, telecommuting, and ‘virtual’ organizational arrangements. OBCs provide the home based business with professional office facilities and support staffs on demand, literally on call or email. They allow large and small entities ‘branch’ offices and facilities with comparatively little investment. They provide a office space for mobile professionals in DC and communications nexus for multi-person organizations without long term leases, or heavy investment costs for furniture, staff, and other infrastructure. They provide start up organizations with ‘plug and play’ office support, which lowers costs, facilitates mobility, and reduces cost barriers to business organization and growth.
OSI is designed to perform all of these roles. We accept and relay physical and electronic communications. We provide as needed, on-call, on demand shared, temporary, virtual office space, day or night, weekday or weekend. Our offices are available on an hourly, daily, monthly, or yearly basis. We have computers, faxes, copiers, phone equipment and people on site, ready to respond to instant or longer term needs. Contact Us to discuss how our systems can help your business expand your scope, cut your costs, manage your communications, simplify your record keeping, keep your people coordinated.