In a landscape full of start-ups, one company is making its mark by capitalizing on other start-ups.
The strategy is paying off, Managed by Q's client list has doubled in the past four months to 200.
Knowing that there's typically no such thing as a set of extra hands when you work for a small company, Managed by Q's founders Saman Rahmanian and Dan Teran set out to help businesses run more efficiently. The company provides a technology-enabled "smart" office service that allows employees to schedule cleanings, maintenance and even order a handyman. Think of it like tech support meets maintenance.
"No company is in business just to run an office space, yet most companies give headcount toward people running the physical space—the products, services and technology," Teran explains.
As Rahmanian puts it, Q aims to make the office run more efficiently. The company installs a free iPad with their software and provides 24-hour customer service via FaceTime and messaging. Users can schedule a customized office cleaning, leave notes about what they need done and rate the staff. If they're running low on supplies like toilet paper, they can order a refill though Q's app.