There are more than 8,000 OBCs worldwide, 4,000 of which are located in North America. Many of these belong to the Global Workspace Association (GWA).
GWA's comprehensive Web site will enable you to get started with no hassles. Find an office location now to find an OBC near you. You'll find the closest OBC in your area. You can also search for specific services such as videoconferencing, software products, phone systems and other offerings.
When choosing a Center, you will want to consider your business' particular needs. Be sure to:
- Determine how much space you'll need.
- Decide on the length and terms of your lease. Some centers even offer month-to-month.
- Pick your equipment needs, which are often offered on a cost-per-use basis. Office Business Centers offer the latest technology including Internet access, phone service, copiers, fax machines and other business necessities.
- Assess the level of staffing your business will need; whether you need a receptionist, secretary or other office worker. Again, these services are offered on a cost-per-use basis.
By choosing an OBC that is a member of GWA, the global association which represents OBC owners, you will be ensuring that the Center has made a commitment to staying abreast of industry trends and has received valuable industry training and professional development.