Mission City Business Center’s Ann Harper welcomes you with a smile.

Mission City Business Center’s Ann Harper welcomes you with a smile.

BUSINESS TRACK: Mission City Business Center helping local business grow

Working with the chamber has helped grow the Business Center

Hands-on or virtual, Mission City Business Center helps business grow.

Mission City Business Center, the brainchild of Ann Harper, sits near the foot of James Street at First Avenue and boasts a bright boardroom complete with panoramic view that is ready to serve both her on-site and virtual clients.

“I saw a need for growing home-based businesses in the Fraser Valley to have an affordable, professional and complete work base and supports outside the home,” explained Harper, a chartered accountant who was home-based in Mission for the last three years.

“A place like this can help ease the expense, uncertainty and fear that often accompany the growth of a home-based business.”

Harper has renovated her space to provide others with private, secure offices, shared reception and business areas and a well-equipped boardroom.

“In addition,” said Harper, “you can have us answer phones, collect or send faxes, advise you when mail arrives and provide confidential shredding, word processing or accounting services.”

“You can build a flat-rate package that suits you, with or without physical office space, or take just one service at a time. Your choice,” she continued. Non-profit organizations can use Harper’s boardroom at no charge because she wants to “help these organizations grow, too.”

Not yet open for six months, Harper rented out her five on-site office spaces within her first two months of business.

She has added a Purolator depot to her service mix and is already set to expand her Mission City Business Center to include three more offices by Christmas this year.

“My work with the Mission Chamber has helped me grow my own business because people have had a chance to get to know and trust me,” said Harper. “And people like to do business with people they know and trust.”

For more information visit www.MissionCityBusinessCenter.com or call Harper at 604-826-7311.

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