Answering Service - Answer My Office Introduces The "Naked Office" A Friendly Service For Small Businesses

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The latest buzz is virtual offices and answering services helping save the environment.

An Inconvenient Truth, bought unprecedented awareness to the global warming issue.

Naked receptionists paint a vivid and alluring picture. However, contrary to current economic trends there is sufficient evidence to suggest this is the way small businesses throughout the United States now deal with their communications needs. The Regus Group, the leading global provider of workplace solutions, is reporting an increase in virtual office contracts due in part to this growing trend. Increasing numbers of business operations do now no longer need a physical location or physical phone lines for successful and fruitful contact between company and clientele. Crucially for the future of our deteriorated eco-system this also offers a viable green alternative to the small business community.

AMO (Answer my Office) introduces what they call 'the naked Green Office' an eco-friendly answering service for small businesses. Lost calls often mean lost profits. The majority of first time callers who reach voicemail hang up; their next call is most likely to one of your competitors. A virtual office is essentially a shared office space in which users share office resources, significantly reducing environmental impact and taking positive steps towards social and environmental responsibility.

Emanuel Krassenstein AMO CTO said, "It has long been acknowledged that people are affected by their environment, and research has shown that positive work environments effects productivity, but recently have companies started to explore their impact on the environment, especially in the corporate sector. Europe was the first to lead the way in environmental corporate responsibility with its Packaging Recovery Organization, and Take Back Schemes. The rest of the world was a little slower to wake up to the environmental realities created in the wake of the technological explosion of the last century with industrial and commercial energy accounting for nearly thirty percent of total US greenhouse gas emissions."

Leading environmentalist Al Gore recently challenged companies to continue its efforts to reduce its impact on global warming. "There is a hunger in the business community for practical solutions on how to put environmental goals into action," said Gore, whose film documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth, bought unprecedented awareness to the global warming issue. "Companies are searching for pioneers that are examples of positive change."

The concept is basic for users, and unlike carbon emission reduction plans are profitable for accountants and environmentalists. The last decade has educated business of the corporate footprint that was left after centuries of irresponsible practices, leaving a legacy of environmental issues for the future generations. With the need to dramatically amend the way the community coexists with the planet the executive team of AMO has fulfilled all parties with their innovation. Other industry leaders such as Successful Office and Your City Office have also been implementing a substantial and more complete service to their service aimed at the dramatically increasing market.        

The concept behind the AMO virtual office offer was developed out of a need to create a professional office space in the centre of the CBD of any given city that accommodated the needs of the mobile professional. Jason McLeod COO AMO says, "A virtual office is essentially a shared office space in which users share office resources, significantly reducing environmental impact and taking positive steps towards social and environmental responsibility."

"Sharing resources is just one simple way the corporate world can start to reduce this impact. The virtual office is a single office block or floor that is managed like a regular office offering all the things one might find in a prestigious office environment; a professional receptionist and answering service, fax, scanners, printers and photocopy machines, broadband internet and video conferencing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, and even secretarial services. Offices are rented out for days, hours or even weeks at a time and office resources and materials are shared, significantly reducing environmental impact."

According to Durham University 'Energy Conservation Efforts', a photocopy machine left on overnight uses up enough energy to make 5300 copies and lighting an empty office overnight uses the same amount of energy it takes to boil water for 1000 cups of coffee. The Virtual Office is managed to reduce environmental impact with electronic fax and photocopy machines shared by all who use the office. One efficient Office Manager for the many small businesses that share the facilities ensures supplies are not wasted, over ordered or mismanaged.

The virtual office is designed to appeal to those who operate primarily from their own computers supporting a no-paper environment that relies on technology for communication from memo's to invoicing. Also because those who share the office space bring their own computers to work, computer equipment itself is not constantly being upgraded and thrown out or left on unnecessarily overnight.

The idea of sharing an office also supports the psychological concept of social responsibility by promoting sharing of resources, while still supporting and encouraging technological and financial progress. Sharing heating, air conditioning and kitchen facilities, help reduce waste too and sharing an office also creates a global atmosphere of people coming together to share and re-use common facilities in a way that creates a healthy social and environmental ethos.

AMO has been providing virtual offices and answering services to businesses ranging from sole traders to multinational conglomerates for six years. Their prominence and longevity are testimony to an ability to meet the demands of all customers serviced by the company comprehensively. AMO have adapted throughout a dynamic shift in business framework over this time to still remain at the top of an increasingly competitive and global economy.

AMO according to CTO Emanuel Krassenstein, the AMO 'Offline Lead Tracker' will launch the first week in August with a public beta version.

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