Many great business ideas originate at the kitchen table. And sometimes the ideas blossom there, too. But when business grows, and the copy-maker starts crowding out the coffee-maker, and the fax machine starts sharing plugs with the bread machine, it might be time to move your business to the next level.
To accommodate this transitional time and help entrepreneurs find the right balance of professionalism at the right price, Premier Business Centers offers executive-style office rentals and business solutions starting at $300 per month.
With 22 high-rise professional office buildings dotting the west from Texas to Washington, Premier Business Centers gives entrepreneurs a chance to start at the “ground floor” on some very illustrious floors – from the stone lobby at Newport Center Drive near Fashion Island to the marble-floored “Tower” on Wilshire Boulevard. There are seven offices in Irvine alone and another ten in the Orange County-Los Angeles area.
Accommodations range from executive corner offices (for the Los Angeles attorney who needs a quiet place to work) to multi-user “mini-suites” with computer connectivity already in place (perfect for small publishing companies or start-up finance agencies). Rentals can be made for an hour, a day, a month or a year.
“Part of the allure of our company is that we provide such flexibility,” said Jeff Reinstein, chief executive officer of Premier Business Centers. “When people try to rent office space themselves, they often get cornered into signing long contracts for multi-year leases. But with us, they have the option of a much shorter time commitment. They can rent a conference room for an hour or a small office for three months. And if they want to stay for four years, that’s fine, too. If business is growing, we can move them into a bigger suite, and if business contracts, we can help by switching them to something smaller so they get to keep the address and phone number and everything else, and their clients are never affected.”
The high-powered addresses that entrepreneurs can start putting on their own address labels include One Park Place in Irvine, Watt Plaza in Los Angeles or Huntington Beach Plaza in Huntington Beach. Other locations include the Lakeview Tower in Rancho Santa Margarita, the Dailmer-Chrysler Building in the Irvine Spectrum and 444 West Ocean in Long Beach. Some locations offer cafés on site, city-view conference rooms, workout centers on site or nearby, and executive coffee rooms or kitchens. Many of the buildings are in business parks with access to the area’s hottest restaurants and hotels, while others are near airports or freeways for convenience. In addition to the 17 locations in the Orange County/ Los Angeles areas, there are locations in San Francisco, San Diego, Washington and Texas, and the company is still growing. Once signed up, clients have the option of using their rental time at any of the offices, making it convenient for a business person in Orange County to hold a meeting in San Francisco or enabling a downtown-LA entrepreneur the option of doing one day a week in a more suburban setting. And, with the company’s association with the Alliance Business Network, clients get office privileges at an additional 400 locations worldwide, so they can do business from Melbourne to Madrid.
Offices can be rented empty or fully furnished with mahogany desks, leather chairs, executive desk accessories and more. Each of the locations is completely equipped with everything a business needs today: high-speed Internet access, fax machines, copy machines and office supplies. There is an information technology department to handle any computer problems, a personalized phone service to answer telephones, and a secretarial service (paid by the hour) to handle postage, filing and other tasks.
“We handle everything,” said Reinstein. “If the fax runs out of paper, we replenish it; and if the copier needs toner, we fix it. Instead of having to worry about all those details, all you have to do is worry about your business. And growing it.”
Premier Business Centers currently accommodates 1,400 clients nationwide, including several Fortune 1000 companies.
In addition to its full-time and part-time office space rental, Premier Business Centers offers a popular “virtual office” Business Identity Plan. The plan allows entrepreneurs and small businesses a chance to secure a prestigious business address and have all mail collected for them. Other levels of the plan include the addition of a personalized answering service with voicemail or eight hours of office or conference-room use at any of the locations.