E-Office Professionals is temporarily discontinuing the very services that put them on the map. When the company first opened in 1999, its service offerings were office-oriented. "We focused primarily on data entry, answering service, and general office services that you could get at Kinko's. But, our services were much cheaper than Kinko's and other companies offering the same services. That's what made us stand out among the local businesses, which, at first, accounted for a major portion of our revenue," says E-Office Professionals' Marketing Director, Annie Douglas.
The company later made more of an online presence in an effort to expand its customer base. "The goal was to promote our data entry service as an alternative to traditional staffing. Our strong point was that our clients automatically save money when outsourcing with us because they are not responsible for payroll taxes. If our client had an employee do the same work, of course, payroll taxes would have to be paid. We're talking savings of at least $700, and this does not even include salary. Our aim, when signing a client, is to offer our services at a price of at least half of what they would ordinarily pay. So, if you're not going to hire that extra data entry operator at minimum wage, but go with E-Office Professionals instead, you're saving at least $5,000 just in wages that you won't pay to the employee."
Today, E-Office Professionals uses that same appeal to expand its client base-especially for its newer services. Until the recent decision to cut back on less profitable services, the company's service offerings included marketing, human resources, data entry, programming, web design, and accounting.
"We've been overwhelmed by the success of our IT department. We recently began offering web hosting and design packages ($35-Custom 10-page Flash or HTML site). Of course, much of our overall success is because of our costs in comparison to other firms. We emphasized this in our promotions for the web design packages and it's been crazy. There's been a huge response and luckily our staff can pick up this unexpected workload. But, because we're already in the process of reorganizing, and at the same time, we don't want to miss out on a good thing, we're taking a step away from major projects. We'll do this for a while, until we know exactly where we're going with the company. We don't want to spread ourselves too thin. Right now, we're just going to focus on the smaller projects-data entry, web design, and maybe smaller marketing projects."
The company does not expect the decrease in activity in other divisions to affect overall company profits at all. "The projects that are the most profitable are the projects that we are nearly booked with. So, it's all going to work out great in the end."
The referenced web design/hosting package:
$35-Custom 10-page Flash or HTML site.
This package is still available. When you contact an agent, be sure to ask if the package is still available at that price, as it may change within the next 2 months.