NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Evolution, a rapidly-growing B2B franchise offering co-working space, conference rooms, private office space, phone answering and business address solutions, has partnered with Nashville business leader, Mike Patenaude, to open a new business center in west Nashville’s Stocking 51 campus developed by Nathan Lyons and his Vintage South Development. A grand opening celebration and Ribbon Cutting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday August 8, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and RSVPs can be made to Nashville.TN@OfficeEvolution.com.
The new 6,000 square foot business center, located in The Nations neighborhood at the corner of 51st Ave. N. and 5016 Centennial Blvd., Suite 200, offers small businesses and entrepreneurs professional, on-demand office space – from co-working space and executive suites to conference rooms, business mailing and telephone answering services and administrative support.
Patenaude is a 20+ year veteran of the U.S. Army where he specialized in operations and financial management. He has been a long-time business executive in the Nashville area, having served in leadership roles focused on strategy and operations with Incentive Publications, The Initiatives Group and the Britt Hunt Company.
“We’ve got a vibrant, entrepreneurial small business community in Nashville that will absolutely benefit from the services offered by Office Evolution,” said Patenaude. “Nashville also has many large corporate employers that may from time-to-time need flexible temporary office space. Besides all the great services we provide, our location can’t be beat. What could be better than being five minutes from West End, five minutes from White Bridge Road, outside the I-440 beltway, and nestled next to restaurants, pubs and a variety of other great locations in the newly emerging Nations neighborhood? And that includes – free parking!”
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, home repairmen – 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 Patenaude. “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.
For more information on Office Evolution’s franchising opportunities, visit www.officeevolutionfranchise.com or call 877.475.6300.
Interested in becoming a member? Please visit: https://www.officeevolution.com/locations/nashville
Karen Woermann, Business Center Manager