A Physical Office Service Program that Satisfies Google Guidelines

Offices as "Local Service Area"

We know the power of being locally discoverable by Google maps as well as the other local search engines and apps and we have created a program that works well for small business owners and is very affordable, starting at just $100/mo.

Your office location will need to be listed as a "Local Service Area" business, since you will not have your own office that is occupied by yourself or an employee during your published office hours.

To qualify, your must be able to answer one of the following questions with "YES."

1) Is your business located within 20 miles of our physical office?  (834 East Front Street, Port Angeles, WA, 98362)  Your business location can be your home office, or a regular office in a neighboring township.

2) If your business is not within 20 miles of our office, does your business regularly conduct business in Port Angeles?  If you are regularly conducting business in Port Angeles, you qualilfy.

Offices with a Permanent Pin on Google My Business

If you are looking for a Physical Office Service Program that Satisfies Google Guidelines for gaining a pin on google maps, you must meet the current Google My Business (GMB) Guidelines.

The virtual office programs that we provide at Port Angeles Business Central no longer Satisfy Google Guidelines for getting a pin for your business on google maps.  (They used to, but Google changes thing when they want to ...)  Sorry about that, but the GMB guidelines do make some sense.

Google's Rationale

If google is going to "PIN" you on their map, they want to make sure that when someone comes to your location, you or an employee of your business is actually present to talk with them during your published business hours.

"Businesses can't list an office at a co-working space unless that office 1) maintains clear signage, 2) receives customers at the location during business hours, and is 3) staffed during business hours by your business staff."

Acceptable signage is your business name listed on the business directory and/or affixed near or on the door of your office.

Google does NOT accept even a solitary office that is used "by appointment only." They don't want people to find a business on google search (usually their smart phones these days) and drive to the businesses location on Google Maps only to discover that the office is USUALLY closed.

In order to qualify now, you MUST have your own, private office, staffed during your published open hours.

We can help you with staffing and we still have some spaces available for this.  Private office spaces start at $300/mo.

What Do Our Clients Get with Our Program?

  1. Real Offices.  We have private office spaces available that are affordable and we have plenty of shared resources available as well.  If you rent a private office, only you have access to it.  Shared offices are those that are accessible for clients that don't need regular office time.  Private offices are numbered and shared offices are lettered.

  2. Real Addresses.  You'll get a real address with real mail services.  We are registered with the USPS and we can accept packages for you from UPS and FedEx as well. When mail arrives for you, it is delivered to your box and you are sent an immediate text message notification.

  3. Real People.  We provide reception services for our clients.  We'll greet them and provide them with your business cards, brochures and portfolios and answer their general questions.  We'll seat them and offer them a free beverage if they are here for an appointment to meet with you.

  4. Real Services.  We also provide inbound call answering, appointment scheduling and more.

What Does it Cost to Rent one of our Offices?

We have shared office spaces that start at just $50 per month.  There is a one-time, $50 setup fee for this.  No contracts are required.  With this service, if you create a GMB profile with an address, it will need to be hidden and you will be listed as a local service area business.  You cannot publish the physical address in your GMB.

What Must You Do if you Decide to Close Your Office?

  1. Give us at least a 30 day notice.

  2. MAKE SURE that you PERMANENTLY CLOSE your locations for google, bing and yahoo local services.  We don't want people coming here looking for you when you are gone and you will be penalized by local search services if your local business information is inaccurate or fraudulent.

  3. Be sure to file your forwarding address with the USPS.  (https://www.usps.com/manage/forward.htm)  The USPS does NOT allow us to forward mail!  We can only RETURN TO SENDER.

    Also, notify your vendors of address changes for packages that you may receive via UPS or FedEx.

    We can repackage and remail for you from USPS, FedEx and UPS, but we will charge $50 plus postage for this per request.

How Do You Get Started?

Select the program that is right for you.  If you need something different than our published offerings, call us first.

Learn More About Our Local Office / Private & Shared / Virtual Office Programs

Hourly & Shared Offices Do Not Require a Contract

A Physical Office Service Program that Satisfies Google Guidelines

A Physical Office Service Program that Satisfies Google Guidelines

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