National Co-Working Franchise Opens First of Three Planned Office Evolution Business Centers in Raleigh Area
One of the fastest growing franchises in the U.S.(1) targets North Carolina market with plans for eleven locations in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte
March 27, 2018 // Franchising.com // Raleigh, NC - Office Evolution, a rapidly-growing B2B franchise offering co-working space, private office space, virtual offices and business services, has teamed up with Raleigh business executives, Tara and Greg Abernathy, to open a new business center in Raleigh, the first of three planned for the Triangle area.
The new 6,500 square foot center located at 4801 Glenwood Ave., Suite 200, offers small businesses and entrepreneurs professional, on-demand office space with 24/7 access. Members can choose from several packages that also include business mailing and telephone answering services and administrative support. Rental options include hourly, daily, month-to-month and longer-term leases.
The new center offers 25 private furnished offices, several dedicated desks, a community kitchen, a co-working business lounge and two conference rooms that can accommodate up to 10 people. The center offers easy access to state routes 70/Glenwood Avenue, 50/Creedmoor Road and the 440 beltline and has numerous hotels and restaurants nearby. It is fifteen minutes from Raleigh/Durham International Airport and adjacent to Raleigh’s Crabtree Valley shopping mall. Once fully developed, members will enjoy the use of 11 centers in North Carolina and up to 125 centers throughout the U.S.
An open house to tour the facility is slated for Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Our ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 6:00 p.m. Register to attend the event at https://goo.gl/xUdxsc.
The Abernathys have been granted franchise rights to develop two additional centers in the Raleigh/Cary area. Prior to becoming Office Evolution franchise owners, the couple successfully built a Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy franchise from the ground up to become a top performing five-star licensed school in Clayton. Prior to the franchising world, Tara spent 25 years with McDonalds Corporation ultimately rising to a Regional Operations Department Head based in Raleigh. Greg is also an entrepreneur at heart and has been a successful manufacturing and quality engineering consultant for the past nine years. He also held engineering management positions at several global manufacturers including Motorola, Ericsson, Flextronics, and Sony.
“Raleigh is a rapidly growing community recognized for its outstanding business climate and is an ideal market for Office Evolution to have a significant presence,” said Mark Hemmeter, Office Evolution Founder and CEO. “We couldn’t be more excited for our new franchise owners in Raleigh, as well as in Greensboro and Charlotte.”
“Raleigh is home to a vibrant, growing community of small businesses, tech start-ups and entrepreneurs that will benefit from the great space and services that we offer,” said Tara Abernathy. “Besides offering a great location and amenities, we really shine because of the networking, collaboration and services that our business center managers drive. They are hyper-focused on helping members overcome small business challenges and connect with other members to help them realize their full potential. One of the other great perks of being an Office Evolution member is 24/7 access to all facilities located throughout the U.S. – including the eleven being developed in Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro.”
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.
(1) As ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine: 2017 #4 Top New Franchises for 2017 and #106 Franchise 500 for 2017 and Inc. Magazine 2017 Top 5000 Privately Held Companies.
About Office Evolution
Office Evolution is a Colorado-based national B2B franchise offering co-working spaces, virtual office services and fully furnished offices and suites. The Company built and successfully operated seven business centers across the Colorado Front Range before beginning to franchise in 2012. To date, they have awarded 125 franchise locations throughout the United States. 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/Raleigh
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