The Pandemic is Providing Unlikely Hope for Business Solutions Companies
As the Covid Pandemic first started making waves in the U.S., many local businesses were stuck worrying about their financial stability and the future of their company. Luckily, Rockville-based company, Intelligent Office was around to help alleviate some of these concerns. Intelligent Office provides business and office solutions to dozens of local businesses in the DMV. We spoke to managing partner Leslie Keenan about how they have been able to help businesses during COVID.
One of Intelligent Office’s services is that they provide workspaces for companies to work or hold meetings. Thankfully, Intelligent Office was deemed essential, so they were able to remain open throughout the pandemic. Leslie explained that Intelligent Office sanitizes each workspace between uses, enforces mask wearing, and relandscaped the office for social distancing in order to make sure their clients stay safe. Numerous clients have taken advantage of this and come in to work while their offices are closed.
Leslie also discussed how Intelligent Office has been helping businesses with administrative work while they might be busy elsewhere. Intelligent Office has employees that complete administrative tasks such as sending out mail, cashing checks, and answering phones. This has helped take a lot of the load off of small businesses that may have had to downsize during the pandemic and were being spread thin. Leslie also helps companies with their marketing needs by facilitating virtual networking events between clients.
Leslie believes that rentable, small workspaces are the future for businesses, since many are beginning to phase out their long-term leases as a result of the pandemic. “I’m not gonna sugarcoat it” says Leslie. “This is a tough time for us small businesses, but I see a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Published by Timothy Fahey; and written by Eric Schwartz a freelance writer and public relations and political science major. Timothy Fahey is branding and design professional, designer, professor, blogger, videographer and owner of Dirigo Agency Inc., a company focused on helping business owners use branding, design, and content to market their business. He has worked in the agency business since 1986 and served both local and global brands. His passion is to collaborate with others to create content more strategically so they get the recognition and results they desire through content marketing efforts.