DBS Office Business Centers: Offering Uni-sized and World class 'Instant Offices'

Date:   Monday , January 02, 2017

While accelerator programs have long offered perks to startups in terms of incubation to thrive innovation and make the product market ready, the requirements to grow the startup afterwards as a promising organization in all aspects remain unmet. Imagine a bedroom-startup that did good business for the opening year now wants an expansion, or an MNC needs a quick outreach in yet another city. Limitations are there in both cases to setup an office, in terms of capital and time. Proffering Virtual Office and flexible workspace solutions to anyone and everyone starting from Enterprise Businesses to SMEs and Startups, Government Establishments, and Individual Professionals, \'DBS Office Business Centers\' is a trustworthy brand that perfectly meets the need, with over 35 years of heritage in the industry. Thanks to the possession of a much larger level of know-how, the organization is flexible in every sense be it short contracts or even in customizing an office to fit the client\'s requirements.

Conquering the Space

The story of DBS goes back to the 1970s when Shamsunder Aggarwal (Founder & Chairman, DBS), an industrialist in Mumbai, bought the franchise of \'Diners Club\' credit card for India operations. With an aim to providing Diners Club credit card members with an extended set of services, he formed a \'club\' where entrepreneurs (card members) could use business facilities, which were not easily available at that period of time. When Citibank bought the Diners Club credit card franchise from him, he formed DBS (originally standing for Diners Business Services) corporate services in 1980.

But attracting the eyeballs of entrepreneurs and making an impression on them was a serious ball-game in the eighties. \"They had to be told about the advantages of having an office in a business center vs. buying or renting office space on their own,\" elucidates Shamsunder. Using its historic tagline - \'You run your business while we run your office\', DBS conquered the space and engaged in facilitating the entire infrastructure, running and maintaining the office, updating the equipment and taking care of staffing procedures, and in turn allowed entrepreneurs to focus on their core business. Within shut-eye time, DBS pioneered the serviced office industry in India and emerged as one of the most recognized brands. Shamsunder proudly asserts, \"The best of MNCs have commenced their journey in India through us\".

But never mistake DBS for an old-fashioned veteran engaged in conventional practices. Instead, the company has evolved from time to time, and updated its Virtual Office offerings with more features, shared offices and co-working concepts a couple among them. DBS has generated a lot of brand recall and customer loyalty by updating its marketing strategies year after year, currently engaging more with digital practices such as SEO, PPC and Social Media. This Mumbai based company has also invested in CRM across all DBS centers to make sure of customer confidence.

The Customization Capabilities

Today, the company facilitates Single Office (sized from 70 sq. ft. to 100 sq.ft. for people working alone), Dual Office (ranging from 100 sq. ft. to 200 sq.ft.), Team Office (ranging from 200 sq. ft. to 700 sq. ft. accommodating a team of three or more), Customized Office (ranging from 70 sq. ft. to 500 sq. ft. customized for specific needs), and D-Desking the cool new way to use an office desk when and where the entrepreneur wants to. Furthermore, DBS also proffers elegant and well-appointed conference rooms with state-of-the-art facilities. \"Anyone who intends to kick-start a business or find a new workplace, just needs to walk into DBS, choose the product that best suits, and immediately get down to the business,\" adds Shamsunder.

DBS wraps up all the concerns of starting a business by proffering services ranging from company registrations, to legal services, accounting and compliance services, and a dedicated travel desk for its in-house customers. However, the organization\'s most magnetic service is its Full Facility Plan, where a customer enrolls and occupies a physical office in one of the DBS centers. Besides this top quality of service, the company also provides its clientele with the utmost flexibility to leave, upsize, or downsize at any time. No wonder the customer-attrition rates are low-lying.

Big Plans Ahead

Since inception, Perveez Aggarwal, Managing Director, DBS, has laid great stress on women\'s empowerment, and this objective accounts for the majority of women staffers in the company. DBS has always taken care to preserve a defined and tested work-standard, even when the brand spread like wildfire to have 100 plus employees and seven business centers across the country. As everyone down-up gets an opportunity to grow, the staff turnover in DBS remains less than eight percent. Going forward, DBS aims to expand into the new business districts in each of the cities where it currently has a presence. \"We have entered into expansion mode this year. Our eighth business center will shortly open in Vashi, Navi Mumbai,\" concludes Shamsunder.

Key Management

Shamsunder Aggarwal, Founder & Chairman

One of the most recognized business legends in India, Shamsunder has always made his company stay ahead of the times.

Perveez Aggarwal, Managing Director

Besides managing one of the largest business centers networks in India by bringing her decades-old experience to the space, Perveez also works for the advancement of women.

Vanita Bhandari, Managing Director

With more than 18 years of experience in the corporate management and leadership segments, Vanita enables DBS to keep in step with the ever-changing business expectations of its global clients.


Mumbai (Headquarters), Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and New Delhi