Office Business Centres Ready For Growth

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October 4, 2009

Office Business Centres Ready for Growth

The mood at last week’s Office Business Centre Association International’s (OBCAI) Annual Conference in San Diego was positive and uplifting. In keeping with the conference theme of “Evolve and Thrive,” speakers reiterated the fact that business isn’t down, it’s just different. Business owners need to recognize the changes, new trends, and global opportunities, and be able to quickly adapt. It was predicted that small, flexible, and agile businesses will do well in this economy. There is a stronger than ever need for business efficiency, so those businesses ready with the seamless provision of services and technology across borders will do extremely well.

Office business centres provide the ideal environment for consultants, professionals and small business owners to flourish. These centres serve as an “incubator” for small businesses to grow, and frequently provide the internal opportunities for client acquisition and referrals.

Diana Gray, owner and General Manager of Central Park Business Centre (CPBC), located in Vancouver on the west border of Burnaby, attended the conference along with owners and managers of office business centres from the US, Britain, Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. As an entrepreneur herself, Gray enjoys working with her clients and seeing them succeed in business. She spontaneously shares her expertise and business network with her clients. Published twice on small business (The Complete Canadian Small Business Guide and Home Inc.: The Home Based Business Guide), Gray has a lot to offer.

Having started in the office business centre industry almost 30 years ago, this is not the first business recession Gray has experienced in Vancouver. In fact, she started her first centre during the real estate crunch of the early 1980s and was ready to service clients who were downsizing from excess and unused leased space.

Providing fully furnished offices inclusive of phones and internet, plus all the administrative and reception staff, Central Park Business Centre has everything ready for small- and mid-sized businesses to move in and start up instantly. Her company is a safety net and one-stop office business centre for her clients. She removes a lot of the stress and financial risk of high overhead costs such as staffing and carrying long term leases. A very familiar statement she hears from her clients is: “Being in the centre saves a lot of time that would otherwise be spent managing the office. Now I can concentrate those hours on running and marketing my business.”

Gray feels CPBC is ideally positioned to face the new economy. “We have bundled our service offerings to make it easy for our clients to enjoy a comprehensive, all-inclusive office space solution with many value-added features, for one low competitive price.” She also provides Virtual Offices for those working from home, allowing them to have a business presence in just one or multiple locations through the umbrella organization of Elite Business Centres.

Inspired with new ideas and contacts generated at the conference, Gray is enthusiastic about embracing the change that is in the air, and helping her clients succeed through the changing tides of this economy.

Contact Info:

Diana Gray, Owner and General Manager

Central Park Business Centre


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