Clovis Self Storage & Executive Office Suites in Clovis, Calif., is catering to small-business entrepreneurs—and competing with local business-center operators—via 50 executive offices on the front of its property, according to a story in “OfficingToday.” Without long-term lease requirements, the facility’s office suites are 91 percent occupied, the source said.
Targeting mobile entrepreneurs, telecommuters and startups, the executive-office-suite model offers businesses access to amenities like contemporary furniture, high-speed Internet and phone communications, DirecTV, conference rooms, text-notification services and back-up storage software. Phone and Internet service, utility bills and the use of conference rooms are included in the monthly rent.
“The executive office suites corridor is right off our front office and the self-storage units are at the back of the property,” said Jerry Clark, owner. “This office space is designed for the entrepreneur who wants to go into business tomorrow. He can rent a small, furnished office with everything included. We ship and receive freight from our freight dock and put it into a secure cage he can access 24 hours a day. He even gets a street address and mailbox.”
The office suites also provide tenants access to a business center with a copier and fax. A shipping-and-receiving center offers packing, shipping and delivery services from DHL, FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service. A lounge includes a kitchen with complimentary coffee.
Clovis Self Storage also offers the use of business cubicles with a dedicated phone line and personal storage space. Businesses can also rent virtual office space, called a HotBay, which provides 24-hour access, local and long distance phone service, a business address and phone number, voicemail, a self-storage unit and a secure locker. The company currently has about 100 virtual-office clients, according to "OfficingToday."