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Dedicated Office Space

Private and productive office space

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Hourly Offices & Meetings Rooms

Private offices and meeting rooms on-demand

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Custom Call Answering

Every call answered. An extension of your team

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Executive Assistants

Someone you can count on for your administrative needs

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Virtual Business Address

Send and receive mail in prestigious office locations

New to the virtual office concept?  No problem!  Below please find the answers to our most commonly asked questions.  Looking for more information?  Never hesitate to give us a call at 516-478-9200 to discuss your business' unique needs.

Virtual Office:

  1. What is a virtual office?

According to Wikipedia, “a virtual office provides communication and address services that allow users to reduce traditional office costs while maintaining business professionalism.” A virtual office partially or fully eliminates the physical components (e.g., space, staff, and equipment) of a traditional office, allowing flexibility in workspace options and work styles.

The virtual office concept was first commercialized by Ralph Gregory, the founder of Intelligent Office, in 1995.

The 3 main components of a virtual office are:

a) A business address to receive mail and put on your marketing materials.

b) A place to meet with clients when you need to.

c) A virtual receptionist or assistant who can take calls, schedule appointments, screen and route calls to you wherever you are, perform routine tasks, and more.

  1. What are the advantages of using a virtual office?

a) Lower overhead cost: A traditional office requires leasing office space, setting it up, hiring a full-time receptionist/assistant, buying equipment, dealing with multiple vendors, maintaining it, and so forth, which can be expensive and take up a lot of your time! A virtual office, on the other hand, does not tie up dedicated space, staff, and equipment. By pooling resources, you can still get the benefits of a physical office without paying for it full-time.

b) Project professionalism: A virtual office can provide an immediate boost to your business’s image. A good, personalized virtual receptionist service conveys a more established business presence and ensures that your clients are treated well. Meeting clients in a professional, upscale office environment that is conducive for meetings shows that you value the client’s privacy, comfort, and time. A good address commands respect and projects a certain level of success for the business.

c) Increase sales: Our clients have secured more business because we capture and convert leads more effectively. In some instances, we have been able to double the sales of our clients. A recognizable RXR Plaza business presence can also attract more leads.

d) Improve productivity and work/life balance: Our virtual assistants can do the routine work, which frees up time for you to focus on what matters most, whether that be work, family, health, or other commitments.

e) Enhance flexibility: Our services are à la carte—you pay for only what you use. As your business grows, we have the capacity to grow with you as well. You don’t need to be locked into a long-term lease (typically, at least 3 years) for a traditional office.

f) Quick setup: Whether starting a new business or testing a new market, using a virtual office can help get your business or satellite location up and running in record time.

  1. How much does using a virtual office cost?

Every business is different, and we customize a package based on your needs after an initial consultation. Call 516-478-9200 to learn more or schedule an appointment to come to our office for a tour and consultation. There is no risk in getting a consultation–you’ll only get more useful information so you can make an important decision for your business.

  1. How soon can we start using your services?

Unless you have more complex virtual receptionist or assistant needs, we can usually start your service two to three business days after the completion of paperwork and receipt of payment.

Virtual Receptionist:

  1. How is a virtual receptionist different from a call answering service?

We are more than a call answering service – we become an extension of your business and are perceived by your callers to be your employees. We do not just greet callers and blindly transfer calls to a number or voicemail; we can answer questions about your business and products/services, screen callers, complete intake forms, schedule appointments, and more – and all done with the highest level of professionalism and customer service. We capture leads effectively and ensure your existing customers are treated well. We save you time by doing the routine work so you can be more productive.

Intelligent Office has been providing virtual receptionist services for more than 18 years. We have experience serving a diverse clientele (e.g., attorneys, financial advisors, healthcare practitioners, locksmiths, sign makers, tech firms, etc.), and are also HIPAA compliant. Our receptionists are locally based in Nassau County and they undergo rigorous initial and ongoing training in order to deliver personalized first-class service to your customers.

  1. How do the virtual receptionists know my business and how to handle my calls?

During an orientation period, we gain knowledge about your business and procedures. We will streamline call handling and business processes so our receptionists can help your customers in the best way possible. Call information is captured in our telephone-computer system, which allows us to take care of your callers effectively. We always try to improve the process and stay in the loop so we can quickly adapt to any changes for your business.

  1. Why can’t I answer my own phone? Why is having a virtual receptionist important?

Of course, you can answer your own phone! But consider the situations when you may not want to…For example, what if you are meeting with a client or on a job? What if you are driving or focusing hard on writing that proposal? What if you miss the call, and the lead doesn’t want to leave a voicemail (which is often the case)? We are always available during business hours, and our virtual receptionists are professionally trained to make sure that your customers have the best possible experience on every call.

Time and money are important to every business. We understand that customers are the lifeblood of any business. While delivering excellent customer service, our virtual receptionists have helped some companies to double their bottom lines. They have also freed up time for our clients and allowed them to be more productive.

  1. What if I am not comfortable with someone else answering my phone?

One of the reasons you may be concerned is because you know the difference between a good call and bad one is a new customer or a missed opportunity (and a repeat customer or an upset one). We will work very closely with you to ensure that your calls are answered the way you want. We have successfully transitioned clients who were initially apprehensive but are now rely on their Intelligent Office staff to handle their customers just like an employee they hired personally would.

  1. What if my business is fairly complicated?

We know that your business is unique, has specific details and processes, and that you have spent a long time becoming very good at what you do. Intelligent Office has helped a variety of businesses for more than 18 years. We have established a methodology for working with various businesses, from the simple to the complicated, to ensure that our virtual receptionists can help your customers effectively.

  1. Why do I need a virtual receptionist if I don’t get many calls?

Every call is important to a business and should be treated with utmost care. You don’t want to miss that ONE call that could be your next biggest customer, no matter how few calls you get a day. We have plans that cater to clients who don’t get many calls, and we can scale with your needs. If you expect a spike in calls in the future (for example, when running promotional advertising), you can rest assured that we have the capacity to handle the increased volume of calls.


  1. How does an address help my business?

A prestigious address conveys your business’s professionalism. It also lets your customers know that you have a presence in one of Long Island’s most prestigious and recognizable buildings (RXR Plaza), which can help generate leads.

  1. When can I access my mailbox?

You can set the access times that fit your personal schedule.  Unlike other virtual offices, your Intelligent Office mailbox can be 24/7-365 accessible!

  1. Why should I get your mailbox when I can get a P.O. Box?

A P.O. Box is a good option for some businesses, but it can mean sacrificing your business’s professional image. Also, if you want customers to find you online through a search, you need an address, not a P.O. Box. In addition, P.O. Boxes can’t forward or scan your mail, or accept packages. Finally, post offices don’t have places to meet clients. Instead of meeting at the closest Starbucks or a local diner, you can meet in our offices to ensure you have a more professional image.

  1. Can I have my mail forwarded or scanned?

Yes, you can have the contents of your mailbox forwarded to you on demand or according to a schedule. Contents can be scanned and emailed to you as well.

  1. How soon can I start using my mailbox?

Upon completion of paperwork and receipt of payment, we can usually get your mailbox ready in two to three business days.

  1. How can I use the mailing address?

You can use it on your website, business cards, marketing materials, correspondence, and any forms as permitted by law.

  1. Do you provide registered agent services?

No, registered agent service would be a limitation in utilizing the mailing address services.

  1. Can I use the address for business registration?

You cannot use the address for business registration however, you can use the address in all other business visibility.  Please call us at 516-478-9200 to discuss all the ways the mailing address can be used to enhance your business image.


  1. Why can’t I just meet my clients at Starbucks or a dinner?

Both are popular choices and can work well for some people. Meeting your clients at Intelligent Office, however, projects a more professional image for your business. You get a private and quiet environment, which shows your clients that you respect their business and time. Starbucks also does not have TVs, projectors, or white boards. Your meetings at Intelligent Office can be more productive. Besides, we have free coffee and tea on-site!

  1. Do you have a projector and presentation equipment?

Yes, we have large, flat screen TVs and many of the necessary connections needed to easily present. Whiteboards and easels are available as well.

  1. How many people can fit in the room?

Our office suite, meeting room, and conference room fit 3, 6, and 8-10 around the table comfortably. We may be able to accommodate more people with chairs along the wall. The best way to see if we can meet your needs is to come to our facility and take a look.

  1. Can I bring caterers?

Yes, or we would be happy to help organize any catering needs you would request.

  1. Can I meet after-hours (before 8:30am and after 5pm weekdays and all-day weekends)?

After-hours usage is available to members of Intelligent Office. Please call us at 516-478-9200 for membership information.

Office Space:

  1. What is included in the office rent, and what do I have to pay extra for?

You get a private, fully furnished office suite that includes Internet access, desk phone, receptionist services, including 200 calls/month answered live, mailbox and use of the mailing address, electronic lobby listing, gararge parking access, utilities, and janitorial service. Extras include printing, copying, scanning, fax, long distance, customized phone support, meeting room use, etc. Please call us at 516-478-9200 for more information.

  1. What are the advantages of using an executive office suite?

Lower overhead is probably the biggest advantage. If you leased space on your own, you could expect to spend $4,000 to $8,000 per month, which includes rent, receptionist/assistant salary and benefits, equipment leases, furniture leases, utilities, maintenance, etc. Executive office suites are move-in ready and cost a fraction of leasing your own space. You also do not need to deal with the hassles of setting up an office, hiring a receptionist, buying/leasing equipment, and dealing with multiple vendors. When your business grows, we can scale with your needs.

If you don’t need a full-time office, consider a virtual office. We have packages starting at a fraction of the cost of a full-time office to help your business get up and running. Learn about alternative office options on YouTube at:

  1. How big is each office suite?

We have single, double and 3-desk occupancy suites available that fit one to three people comfortably.


  1. What are the parking options in the vicinity?

RXR Plaza has ample free outdoor parking available for clients of Intelligent Office and their visitors.  Office space clients have garage parking access included in their monthly rent.

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Alex Traconis
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