You already know you’re walking a different path from your contemporaries. You have the courage to step out on your own. It’s scary but the risks are worth the rewards even if they aren’t immediate or monetary. Having your own business means you will be the one to take punches and the reap the benefits. First you have to get there. Working from home can be great and super economical but it does have it’s downside.
Being your own boss or working remotely, means you already know how to adapt to a situation that is not considered the ‘norm’. Having a dedicated office space means being physically present and that is why you started your own business or are ok with working remotely. Working away from the office allows you the freedom and flexibility that a nine to five job restricts you from.
So what is the alternative to working remotely or having a dedicated office space? Is there something else? Yes, it’s called a virtual office. A virtual office is a series of services provided to small or remote businesses by a local or national provider. Depending on your business needs, you can go with a national franchise if it’s just phone services you will be needing. No one will know the live call answering service you are using is located somewhere other than where you are.
Live call answering can also be purchased at your local office space provider. With live call answering your calls will be answered in your company name and transferred to you anywhere including a 24/7 voicemail. Faxes can also be sent to your email via a pdf. Create a professional image by using a professional receptionist to greet you clients and screen your calls to you.
Mail services which is sometimes referred to as a business address service allows you to use the office space provider’s address as your business address typically with your own assigned suite number. Here you will receive all you mail and packages for forwarding to you or to be picked up by you. This also is great for creating that sense of trust your clients need to entrust you with their business. When they do a search for your business they will find a brick and mortar location for your business.
Conference, meeting and day rooms are also part of the virtual office service. Perfect for those all-important signings or meetings with clients and associates. Do you homework and check out the locations of the office you will choose. Also invest some time in reading reviews and perhaps talking with other virtual office clients at that location and of course, take a tour or visit the locale yourself. If you’re not comfortable there your clients won’t be either. All services are available as stand alones or as part of a virtual office package.