The Road to Expansion
Every startup dreams of the day when having too little space for staff floats to the top of their list of concerns, and in an executive suite, that issue can be addressed as readily as it comes up. Growth is not always even or according to plan, and with a standard lease in your own space, you can often run out of room before you expect, or be left holding too much liability for your bottom line to handle. A business center can give you the perks of your own space while still giving you the flexibility you need to grow in an instant.
For the past two and a half years, AdvantEdge Business Centers’ West End location has been the base of operations for Centro Media’s Washington, DC-area office. In that time, their team has grown from two individuals to a staff of fourteen, and they continue to thrive and expand in AdvantEdge’s executive suite environment. A prime example of how critical flexibility in office space can be, they originally occupied just a single windowed office with two desks before doubling in size within the first year.
With the help of AdvantEdge they seamlessly moved into a two-room suite effectively overnight, and without missing a beat or losing productivity. Less than a year later, their staff doubled again, and AdvantEdge custom-built a five-room private suite of nearly 1,000 square feet to accommodate Centro’s newest employees. By bringing them into the design process, they were able to add custom elements for their company that fit exactly what they needed, all while staying in the same location.
AdvantEdge specializes in providing space for companies who are looking to grow but might not have a definite timeline. For 26 years we have been helping businesses achieve their goals through remaining flexible and working with clients to provide them exactly the space that they need whenever they need it.
About Centro Media
Centro Marketing Coordinator Melissa Wallace succinctly describes the extent of their services: “Centro partners with advertising agencies to improve campaign performance and productivity, better manage costs, and maximize profitability through its managed services and cloud software offerings. Since 2001, Centro's media logistics specialists have successfully planned and executed more than 20,000 local and national campaigns across all digital display platforms and ad media types.” For more information regarding Centro’s mission and vision, visit www.centro.net.
Melissa also writes that Centro’s DC employees appreciate that, “…there is never a dull day residing in AdvantEdge’s West End location. Because the business center is situated on the third floor of the World Wildlife Building, animals are constantly seen scampering about in the lobby area. Sightings include penguins, bald eagles, baby alligators and even lemurs!” Melissa emphasizes that, “AdvantEdge’s space fits perfectly with the personality of Centro’s peeps – professional, yet playful!”
A recipient of numerous “Best Places to Work” awards, Centro offers generous benefits and perks to support its employees in their work and personal lives. The company prides itself on fostering an environment where people enjoy coming to work. Melissa concludes, “AdvantEdge’s continuous service, support and spirited work environment ensures Centro’s commitment to ‘work-life balance’ is promoted every day a Centron comes into the DC office.”