Intelligent Office offers cost savings to small businesses

By Marti Gacioch

Whether a business needs a mailbox service, a part- or full-time office presence, or a professional receptionist to handle its calls and scheduling, La Jolla’s new Intelligent Office is available to serve business needs.

Opened by owner/operator Gustavo De La Fuente this spring, the UTC-based business features 14 newly furnished offices with broadband and receptionist services and two conference rooms, complete with audio-visual equipment.

While only three full-time offices (at $680 to $850 per month) are still available, a part-time office will always be available for customers.

“We can set customers up with an office in 24-48 hours and provide them with a phone line, where a lease may take two weeks or months,” De La Fuente said. “We offer a la carte services to business owners that allows them to have the image and services of a large company at a fraction of the overhead cost.”

Intelligent Office services include business addresses and mailboxes (with a La Jolla 92037 zip code), a professional receptionist — for as little as $10 per day; fully furnished turnkey offices available by the hour, week or month and conference rooms.

Well-suited for small to medium-sized businesses, Intelligent Office has a varied customer base that includes attorneys, doctors, web designers, realtors, grocers, artists, accountants and pet sitters.

For customers working on the road with no time for scheduling, an Intelligent Office receptionist can handle their calls, access their Google calendar and book their appointments.

While many of their customers use their office spaces sporadically, they still use their mail and communication services. Intelligent Office can also handle their FAQs and online social-media postings. De La Fuente said he will provide people with a free one-month trial of receptionist/communication services — no strings attached.

Mailbox services are available starting at $47 per month. For $147 a month, business owners can buy 10 hours of flexible office space. Phone services, including a professional receptionist, start at $150 per month.

“San Diego is a wonderful market and I would like to expand to 4 or 5 locations in the next five or six years,” De La Fuente said.

— Intelligent Office, 4275 Executive Square,

Suite 200. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and also by arrangement. (858) 964-2300.