By: Ann Foster
I was talking with a co-worker the other day about how we would describe what type of business we do at Amerimar Business Centers – in other words, the elevator speech! We discussed at some length what we would say and quickly realized that it’s tough to describe our industry in a few meaningful words.
We’ve all been there in trying to explain what our business does – you’re at a party, business meeting OR in a real elevator when someone asks “What business are you in?”. There are so many answers to that question. Generally I explain to people that I lease short term office space in downtown Indianapolis or that I manage a fully serviced office environment. I also might say I lease fully furnished short term offices. Do these examples make sense to you? I hope so. I have to remember that the most important part of your elevator speech is having that good, concrete answer ready when the question arises.
As always, we would love to have you stop by for a visit/tour of our offices. Don’t forget that you can always take a virtual tour here.
By: Ann Foster
I have great news! We officially launched our newly designed website www.amerimarbusinesscenters.com on March 24th. We were lucky to be able to work with Michael Reynolds and his talented team at SpinWeb here in Indianapolis on the construction of the website. They made the process so easy – encouraging us to be a bit more edgy in the design of the site and still get our message out to potential office clients. SpinWeb also has an enthusiastic staff that is always willing to help educate us. Our Marketing Coordinator, Jessica Berry, has already been through training with SpinWeb on the internal workings of the website, so that we can now do many website changes ourselves. We will be able to import databases we currently have into the website for email blasts to the community and maximize the use of our marketing dollars!
Come take a look at the site and let me know your thoughts. Of course, you will be able to contact me directly via our website and request information about our offices and services. Amerimar Business Centers is the premier office business center in downtown Indianapolis and we are waiting to meet you!
Welcome! You are obviously a business savvy person since you
found your way to Amerimar Business Center's website. But, just in case
you were wondering what we are, let me explain. Amerimar Business
Centers is a shared office environment in the heart of downtown
Indianapolis. Located on the 20th floor of the 101 W. Ohio building, we
offer flexible lease terms, hassle-free phone and internet connections -
ready to go the day you move in. We also have receptionist and
administrative services, click here
for more details. One other interesting fact for you- shared Office
Business Centers were created in the early 1980's and have continued to
expand in their scope and service into the present day.
Here at Amerimar Business Center's, we love meeting new
people and interacting with our clients. Through the addition of our
blog to the ABC website we hope to do these things - share industry
information, fun events happening at our center, and a multitude of
other interesting details. So be sure to bookmark this page and visit
Speaking of meeting people, let me introduce myself; my name
is Ann and I am the Center Manager. I have a great staff here at ABC and
you can read more about them by clicking here.
I'll be back soon, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to tour our facility, drop me a line at email@example.com.
Are you familiar with Virtual Offices? I am here to explain what a great opportunity they can offer for your company.
Let's imagine you are a startup company trying to think of a
way to get your company off the ground. Not only is the cost important
but you want to maintain a professional appearance. Let's compare the
monthly costs of starting a company on your own versus using a virtual
office. We'll assume that you're a small business with two employees,
yourself and a receptionist.
- Office rental: $700 - $900
- Receptionist salary: $2,000 - $2,300
- Telephone and internet connections: $200 - $300
- Furniture rental: $200 - $300
- Total Monthly expenses: $3,100 - $3,800
Now that doesn't include your salary, marketing expenses, or
office supplies. Let's compare this pricing to what a virtual office
- Virtual Address: $50/month - What if you just wanted the business professional address but not physical office space? This option solves your problems.
- Virtual Receptionist: $125/month - You still get the great address but you also have a professional receptionist to answer you calls for you.
- What if you company needs the use of a physical office, but just to meet clients occasionally?
- VO16 provides you with the virtual address and receptionist as well as 16 hours of time in our day office. $175/month
- VO40 offers the same as above but you get 40 hours of time in our day office. $300/month
I fell in love with the view from our 20th floor boardroom in
downtown Indianapolis the day that I moved into the building, during the
summer of 2002. I was so amazed by what I saw from that vantage point
facing south into the city - I was immediately drawn to the path of I-70
winding its way from the far west side of the city toward Columbus,
Ohio. I was astonished at the number of trucks on the road - I bet its
close to 60% of the vehicles! No wonder they call Indiana the crossroads
Dramatic changes in our view of downtown began in early 2003. I watched
the transformation of the Block's department store into some of the
first downtown apartments. The Conrad Hotel emerged form the last open
parcel of undeveloped land (corner of Washington and Illinois) in 2006 -
Indy's first 5 star hotel in the area! Then the biggest event in recent
history - the demolition of the RCA Dome and the building of Lucas Oil
Stadium - wow!! The stadium can hold 70,000 people for a basketball
game, not to mention a retractable roof for those frigid winter days
when the Colts are playing in town.
Amerimar Business Centers is in the very heart of downtown - we have a
good portion of Victory Field visible from our vantage point as well as
the Circle Centre Mall and ArtsGarden straight south on Illinois Street.
You can also see Eli Lilly's sprawling headquarters on the south side
of Indy and the beautiful State Capitol building immediately to the
west. One of our favorite views is of the Circle and the sparkling
reflecting ponds. We always have a bird's eye view of the seasonal
activities held there - like the Strawberry Festival in June and the
Circle of Lights in November and December.