CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Evolution, a rapidly-growing B2B franchise offering co-working space, private office space, virtual offices and business services, has partnered with Charleston business leader, Andy Fry, to open a new business center in the downtown Charleston historic district.
The new 7,000 square foot business center, located at 460 King St., Suite 200, offers small businesses and entrepreneurs professional, on-demand office space – from co-working space and 21 private furnished offices to several conference rooms, business mailing and telephone answering services and administrative support.
Fry is a 25+ year veteran of the financial services industry where he specialized in financial operations. During his career, he held senior leadership positions with several global financial institutions including Chase Manhattan Bank, State Street Bank & Trust and BNY Mellon before becoming owner of Office Evolution.
“We’ve got a vibrant, entrepreneurial small business community in Charleston that will benefit from the services offered by Office Evolution,” said Fry. “Charleston is growing rapidly and our downtown location is at the heart of the city’s growth. Besides all the great services we provide, our location can’t be beat. Our central location on Upper King is near retail shops, restaurants, pubs and, best of all, offers parking nearby! Our 24/7 business center is always open for business – no matter where you are – because our members can use office space and services in any Office Evolution in the U.S. while traveling.”
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 – 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 Fry. “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 and now has 101 franchise locations either open or under development for new and emerging markets. Please visit www.officeevolution.com for more company information.
For more information on Office Evolution’s franchising opportunities, visit www.officeevolutionfranchise.com or call 877-475-6300.
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Beth Sansone, Business Center Manager