Michael was an experienced entrepreneur with experience in technology start-ups in Canada and the US, looking for a change of pace. With the experience and background of running his own businesses, Michael understood that getting into a new industry would require knowledge and experience that he did not have. Franchising would be a great way for him to jump into a new industry while leveraging the expertise within the franchise system.
But what sort of franchise would work for Michael? Lifestyle was important. Michael was used to working with business people, and also had a young family. So he wanted to maintain a ‘regular business hours’ work schedule as much as possible, and did not want to start working evenings and weekends to operate his business.
Intelligent Office was a great fit. As an entrepreneur, Michael recognized that small business is booming, and work styles are changing. Demand is growing for flexibility and mobility in where people work – and work-life balance is important to everyone! Intelligent Office provides a great support system for small business people, entrepreneurs, and even large businesses that are looking to offer their employees more flexible workplace options without taking on significant cost.
Michael has opened 2 locations for Intelligent Office in the BC Lower Mainland – one in Vancouver and one in South Surrey. Intelligent Office focuses on the services function in business centres. High end offices and meeting room facilities are offered by the hour, day or month. Reception and administrative services can be customized to the needs of any business – offering support services on demand so that small businesses can focus on their own core functions while Intelligent Office staff take care of the details.Intelligent Office deploys and leverages the most advanced telecommunications available to allow customers to stay connected with their business from anywhere – easily and seamlessly. So however businesses need to be supported – Intelligent Office can deliver a solution.
All services and solutions are available a la carte – so customers can pick and choose what services work for them and only pay for the services they find valuable. This is a competitive advantage that is tough to beat.
This business provides Intelligent Office franchisees with the opportunity to operate a dynamic business that is always active and changing, as well as the opportunity to support small and large businesses. Michael gets the satisfaction of helping entrepreneurs and businesses in a wide variety of industries reach their goals.