As the business world changes, not just in metro Detroit, the concept of a nuclear office and physical operating establishment needs to change along with it. The rate at which technology moves, both in a positive and a negative sense, requires business owners to be adaptable, versatile and open to whatever changes their industry – and the world – throws at them.
Dan Haberman is a lawyer, former nightclub owner and a total forward-thinker. Noticing the changes that have been taking place over the past 20 years, he realized that there needs to be a place – both physically and metaphorically – that businesspeople can operate out of, in a non-traditional sense, that doesn't entirely tie down their rapidly moving business. And who knows better than Haberman about providing services to fulfill a client's need? "I'd done hospitality work for the past decade," says Haberman. "This is just providing daytime work hospitality."
Byte & Mortar Offices has just opened its first location, offering fully-serviced private office suites, co-working space and "virtual offices" – hence the name. "We provide both byte services – which are virtual services – and a brick and mortar office space," says Haberman. "Brick and mortar versus an online presence – we provide both."
The virtual presence and online assistance that Byte & Mortar provides isn't conceptually a thing of the future, they just happen to be ahead of the curve in terms of providing modern businesses with the necessities that others aren't making available currently – it's really just a matter of time before a large portion of businesses are run this way. "There's been a slow move toward it for the past couple decades, I'd say," Haberman explains, "with cloud-based systems and telecom advances."
Offering modern, fully-furnished private office space with secure, high-speed data and full-featured phone options, reception services and conference space, Byte & Mortar provides entrepreneurs and small business owners every opportunity that, in days gone by, wouldn't have afforded them the abilities to have a physical space in which to operate. And should you need a physical or virtual space as the locale for your business while you operate it remotely, they're more than happy to do that too. "We answer calls, take their mail for them," says Haberman. "Maybe they're working from a beach in California, but they're in the automotive business and need a Detroit presence. We can provide that."
As the economy slowly rebounds in the Motor City and beyond, Byte & Mortar's opening in the hub of Troy's business corridor (at Big Beaver and Crooks) is a welcome sight. Especially to young upstarts and small business owners looking for even the smallest opening to grow their business. "It's a great opportunity for young professionals to break into the business world," Haberman says. "It's a low barrier entryway."
Byte & Mortar Offices are located at 2609 Crooks Road in Troy. Reach them at 248.630.3232 or byteandmortar.com