Avila Business Centers opens a franchising network

The national company, expert in physical and virtual offices renting predicts the opening of the first centre in Oporto until the end of the year. In 2012 are to be followed Madeira and Luanda.

Online PR News – 01-September-2011 – – Lisbon, 20th July 2011 – The Avila Business Centers, company of turnkey physical work spaces for renting and leader in the virtual offices, comes to announce the opening of a franchising networking which will start in Portugal and should arrive to Angola in 2012.

Aiming at the business consolidation in the national market, it is previewed the opening of a franchised business centre in Oporto city until December, broadening the concept afterwards, in 2012 to Madeira (Funchal) and Angola (Luanda).

The Oporto franchisor will be part of the eOffice network, which includes more 300 offices at a worldwide level, and of which Avila Business Centers is the representing in Portugal.

“The Avila Business Centers is analyzing some proposals of potential franchisors, however there will be a special prudence in the choice, in the measure where this will not be a typical franchisee/franchisor relation: it will be more of a partnership relation based on the network functioning, with advantages at a clients referencing level both national and internationally”, explains Carlos Gonçalves, CEO Avila Business Centers.

Avila Business Centers’ potential franchisees have to follow some basic requirements:

Location: city centre, on a prestige address (Prime Central Business District or Central Business District).
Building: of offices, modern both inside and outside; reception service and security inside the building if possible 24 hours a day. In alternative should be guaranteed the video surveillance outside working hours and on holidays/weekends;
Areas: between 180 and 400 m2;
Accessibility: easy Access by car, metro and parking in a 500 metres range.

“All the companies which choose the Avila Business Centers space in Oporto have Access to the myOffice platform, the base of the most complete virtual office solution in the market and available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Android, Blackberry, Nokia and other smartphones and to an answering and secretariat personalized service”, underlines Carlos Gonçalves.

About Avila Business Centers

Founded in 2004 with the name Espaço Avila Business Centers, the company changed its designation to Avila Business Centers in 2011. Besides renting turnkey physical work spaces, is leader in the virtual offices business where presents solutions with prices between 55 and 85 Euros per month, with several services associated, among them legal and financial support, personalized telephone answering and access to the potentialities of remote management of the myOffice app for mobile devices: Android, iPhone and iPad. In May 2011 was created the brand Franchise Set-Up, to support start-up franchised companies.
Currently it counts with more than 300 national and international clients and is member and representative in Portugal of the major Business Center network in the World, the eOffice International Network, with more than 300 locations and managed from the United Kingdom. Avila Business Centers has its premises in Lisbon, in República Avenue and in João Crisóstomo Avenue. For more information visit www.avilabusinesscenter.com