NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Evolution, a rapidly-growing B2B franchise offering co-working space, private office space, virtual offices and business services, announced that, in partnership with local franchise owners, Heather and Michael Ollom, it has completed the development of a new 13,000 square foot business center in the Front Range Village area of Fort Collins. An open house to tour the facility is slated for Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, there will be a Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet reception from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the same day at the new Office Evolution business center.
The new business center, now spanning two floors, is in the Villaggio business park at 2580 E. Harmony Rd., Suite 201. It offers small businesses and entrepreneurs professional, on-demand office space – from co-working space and 38 private furnished offices to several conference and training rooms, business mailing and telephone answering services and administrative support.
Heather Ollom, franchise owner, is a 17+ year finance professional having most recently worked in the Denver area before she and her husband Michael moved to Fort Collins in 2016. Michael, a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, now serves as the President of Office Evolution Fort Collins.
“The greater Fort Collins region has been experiencing double digit population growth for the past several years and has a vibrant, entrepreneurial small business community that will benefit from the services offered by Office Evolution,” said Heather Ollom. “We’ve already experienced outstanding response since opening phase I last December because our new business center is second to none in the region. We offer affordable space and services that are flexible to meet the needs of our members as their businesses grow. Moreover, one of the perks of being an Office Evolution member is our members can use any of Office Evolution’s facilities located throughout the U.S. – with eleven locations in the greater Denver area. Besides all the great services we provide, our location can’t be beat. We offer easy access to I-25 and there are numerous restaurants, brew pubs and retail shopping nearby!”
The market demand for co-working space, private furnished office space, virtual offices and business services is expected to continue its rapid growth trajectory as corporate America continues to outsource many jobs that can be performed more cost-effectively by contractors. The number of consultants, contractors, and so-called “solopreneurs” will have soared 50 percent between 2011 and 2018, to an estimated 24 million, per an annual workforce report by MBO Partners. Moreover, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of freelancers, temps, independent contractors and solopreneurs will grow from 30 percent of the workforce today to 40 percent of the total workforce over the next five years.
“Office Evolution members come from all different professions including lawyers, accountants, therapists, IT consultants, software developers and engineers – really anyone needing a place to hang their hat in a professional working environment – whether they need a place to pop in and check email, a conference room for meetings, or an office for a day, week, month, year or more,” said Heather Ollom. “And, the great part is that we’re providing Class A office facilities near where our members live and conduct business. Our contemporary center offers our members everything they need to successfully grow their businesses. Maybe today they only need a business address and mail services, but as they grow, our business center is there to provide office space, a personalized receptionist and a host of other services.”
Office Evolution is a Colorado-based national B2B franchise offering co-working spaces, virtual office services and fully furnished offices and suites with more than 108 locations open and under development across the country. The Company built and successfully operated seven business centers before beginning to franchise in 2012. Our fast-growing, national low-investment high-value franchise organization opened six business centers in 2016 and has now signed 101 franchise agreements for new and emerging markets. Our franchisees come from a diverse group of backgrounds and we are increasingly attracting multi-unit franchisees in our system. Please visit www.officeevolution.com for more company information.
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Heather Ollom, Owner and Business Center Manager