As a work-from-home mom, wouldn’t you love to work in a professional space from an upmarket (but very affordable) business address that also provides daycare facilities for your little ones? That’s exactly what’s on the cards for Flexible Workspace’s brand new Johan Avenue business centre in Sandton.
Located in the heart of the Sandton CBD just a stone’s throw from Sandton City, this stylish business hub aims to provide working moms with all the amenities they need to successfully run their businesses and present a professional business image with the added benefit of full childminding facilities.
“My wife is a successful businesswoman and my entire team comprises working women, many of whom are also moms, so I really understand the challenges facing work-from-home moms. We’ve tried to create a space that not only nurtures and supports their business ambitions, but also assists in providing a safe place for their children while they do that. It’s a purely needs-driven space that will allow working moms to perform both their roles without compromise,” explains Brad Porter, founder of Flexible Workspace, a leading provider of virtual, serviced and shared offices in South Africa.
The highly sought after business centre at 106 Johan Avenue offers work-from-home moms a selection of workspaces to choose from, including hot desks, private offices and spacious office suites, all with access to uncapped high-speed internet, UPS back-up, printers and fax machines, voicemail and call forwarding.
All front of house enquiries, including answering client calls, and despatching and receiving deliveries, are handled by a friendly, efficient receptionist, while technical issues are fielded by the expert onsite tech team. And for those all-important meetings, networking sessions and presentations, there’s a range of fully-equipped meeting rooms and boardrooms.
“All these facilities offer work-from-home moms the opportunity to pop in and out as they choose, and to conduct their business their way, but without the pressures associated with working in the home environment,” adds Porter.
In fact, the Flexible Workspace model also does away with many of the challenges associated with the traditional office space, like hefty monthly office rentals, intimidating long-term leases, and the responsibility of having to source and pay for all office equipment, maintenance and cleaning.
“We have tried to offer work-from-home moms the best of both worlds: all the professionalism and much-needed facilities associated with a prime business address at a fraction of the cost combined with the flexibility of working from home,” he notes.
While the business centre has just opened its doors and is already taking its first tenants, the kiddies’ daycare facilities as well as other planned lifestyle amenities, like a yoga studio, will be incorporated into the centre in the near future.
By Brad Porter