Seven Important Ways Conference Rooms Spur Growth for Small Business

At Jay Suites we believe that helping our members’ businesses grow is our primary mission. One of the advantages of working with so many different types of entrepreneurs is that we have been able to see what tools work universally. An often overlooked but very necessary part of business whether one is a marketer, an attorney, a financier, a health care consultant or media mogul is the value of the face-to-face meeting.


In the age of instant messages, conference calls, face time, and Skype, it has become fashionable to skip face to face meetings in the name of “productivity.” Members that use our great conference rooms for in-person reunions and meetings see the immediate advantages.

1. Interviews
Our state-of-the art, designer furnished conference rooms make the ideal settings for conducting interviews. The important task of getting to know a possible new addition to a team, or talking with the press should be done in a serene, professional, luxurious spacious environment. Just as the interviewee needs to make a great 1st impression, so too does the business owner need to convey a sense of success, stability, and control when looking to make an initial impression on a potential addition to the firm. .

2. Sales Pitches
Having access to a comfortable, spacious environment where you can spread out and use high-tech visual aids like LED TVs and projector screens makes for an ideal setting to sell a potential client. Making the client feel comfortable and a successful appearance adds to the odds of closing a deal. A client is much more likely to give an entrepreneur their business if they feel they’re dealing with someone of importance. Having your client greeted by name by our receptionist and escorted into the meeting adds a touch of professionalism and service too. .

3. Luncheons and business dinners are powerful and productive bonding

The ancient idea of breaking bread together as a bonding activity is as true today as it was 100 years ago. Psychologically it is useful as a means of getting to know your guest/client/team. Studies show that people that eat together speak more freely and feel a subconscious bond. This is especially useful in closing a sale or getting to know a potential client. It’s also a great way to save time and continue working on a time-sensitive project. We offer catering by Café Metro. They pride themselves on their broad range of exquisite, freshly prepared foods and exceptional service. Sure to accommodate any budget and dietary needs. .

4. Appearances count
The absolute importance of a successful appearance cannot be understated.
Whether it’s wearing a suit and tie or the quality of one’s office, it instills confidence in buyers, clients, partners and potential new hires. It also intimidates potential adversaries and creates a veneer of respectability. Our members enjoy all the bells and whistles associated with huge firms: A professional receptionist, an attractive lobby, and state of the art conference room complete with all the high tech hookups, designer chairs, 5 star catering, and tasteful artwork. .

5. Putting a face to a name pays dividends both long and short term.
Studies have shown that companies that have face-to-face interaction have stronger long-term bonds and are less likely to sever connections. It makes sense. Knowing someone face to face humanizes the connection, and make sales more likely. It also shows clients and partners they matter. Meeting with people shows they are important to you and your company. .

6. Flexibility of costs and scheduling is a huge advantage.
Thanks to our flexible leasing options you can book blocks of time, or buy single session of time, at any of our locations. Imagine the cost of having to build out and maintain a single meeting room as part of a standard office. This is hands down better and more affordable. .

7. Location, Location, Location
It’s the first rule of real estate for a good reason. We have seven prime Manhattan locations to choose from so you’re never very far from a conference room when you need one. Scheduling conflicts happen all the time. Our members in the real estate industry know this drill: The attorney for the closing is across town and the buyer is coming from Brooklyn. You have a walk through in midtown right after the closing. Your odds of making the closing happen go down the longer it’s delayed. With seven great locations, you can make sure everyone can get there and close that vital bit of business. .

About Us
Jay Suites is a hub for New York City entrepreneurs looking to simply work better. We offer flexible, luxury office suites, virtual office plans and on-demand conference rooms, so you can focus on your business and leave the rest to us. All Jay Suites offices are furnished, elegantly designed and come equipped with state-of-the-art technology, resources and support. In addition, members join a growing community with perks such as exclusive access to our members-only meet ups. With locations throughout midtown and downtown New York City, we have crafted an all-inclusive office package so that you can project your company’s expenses forward. Whether you’re a lawyer, technology startup, or a fortune 500 company, you can bank with Jay Suites to thrive with our customized office space solutions.

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