"I am going to develop in your presence as fully and freely as I can a train of thought which led me to think that a woman must have money and a room of her own" from 'A Room of One's Own' by Virginia Woolf
From the moment my Dad showed me his office when I was fourteen years old and I sat in his chair, I knew where I wanted to be when I grew up. When I read the book by Virigina Wolf 'A Room of One's Own' in college I knew my goal in life. My goal in life was not simply to have a room in the house to myself, my goal was to own my own house and have a room in a skyscraper that was my own. Unfortunately, regardless of what I did when I worked for a Fortune 500 Company, I did not do a good enough job to deserve one.
"There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virgina Woolf
Every time I walked past an office I longed to be able to work in one. It wasn't the office, it was more what it represented. For me an office meant accomplishment, authority, and respect. It meant peace and quiet from distractions. It meant space to work and create. It wasn't until my blog became mildly successful and I started my own part time company based on my blog that I was able to achieve what I desired, a room of my own.
“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” Virginia Woolf 'A Room of One's Own'
The virtual office package they provided has nothing to do with on-line capabilities like Skype. Virtual means part time. This package offers the same benefits as a full time office with the cost affordability for starting my new Company. The package
includes not only an office but time in a conference room for meetings, as well as support answering phone calls. Working with Allison Brochet and Caitlin Ratzer who supported me in introducing the procedures of the building and the process was amazing. They showed enormous patience in my learning curve and have been nothing but kind in their approach. In Philadelphia, Servcorp is located in the BNY Mellon Center where the train stops underneath the building helping a Sophisticate get to work when there is bad weather.
Servcorp provides the opportunity and use of offices for a Sophisticate in every major city in the United States. For a Sophisticate who is an entrepreneur and wants to make a good impression, that means, when and if she obtains a client in Boston, she can schedule a meeting in a professional setting closest to the client for their convenience.
The office area provided by Servcorp in the BNY Mellon Center is gorgeous. Clean, professional, and most importantly, affordable. I feel valued happy, and productive in the wonderful space and with the wonderful support they provide.
Sophistication in the 21st Century means support when it comes to helping others be successful. In the end, why Servcorp? Because in the 21st Century, a room of one's own for a Sophisticate includes the opportunity for her to sit in her own office, be in charge of her own life, and have her own Company. ;D