It most certainly does. Why? Well, first of all let’s talk about security. Do you really want to use your home address as your business address and have clients know where you live? Not only that, but if your business requires you to receive packages delivered to your home address, you run the risk of them being stolen off your porch by some unscrupulous person.
Secondly, a home business doesn’t exactly inspire a lot of clients. It’s not the image you want to present. Sure Steve Jobs started Apple from his garage, but those instances are rare and he most likely got an office once he got off the ground. You don’t need to wait that long. You can help push your dreams and make them a reality by leasing a virtual office.
A virtual office is a series of office support services that allow you to achieve a level of professionalism and trust within the market you operate in and a gain a level of trust from your clients and associates alike.
Live call answering or a phone service is just one of three main services that can give your business a hand up. A professional receptionist will answer your call in your company name and transfer to wherever you ask. Not only that, but you will receive voicemail to email and faxes to email with a phone service. This allows for downloading to your computer and saving for your records if need be.
Mail or business license address service is the second service available. With mail service you will receive exclusive use of the virtual office space provider’s business address as your own. Usually a local office space or executive suite provider is the vo provider. You typically want to keep your dollars in your community. Some national chains offer these same services, but again you will be directed to a local office provider and will be sending your money outside the community. Mail is kept for you in your own mailbox to which only you have the key or held for you in a secure manner for local pick up or forwarding.
Lastly, there are conference rooms, day offices and workstations available at most or all the locations. These are great for meeting your clients for those all-important meetings or signings.
All of these services help to create a polished and professional image for startups or working from home businesses.