What is it and why do you need one for your small biz? Well if you’re operating a business from your home, issues such as privacy, security, and credibility are things to consider. Leasing a small office is possible, but not very cost effective. Then there are strip mall box offices or postal box offices but neither offers credibility. Using a home address opens up many unpleasant possibilities.
Consider a virtual office. Virtual offices offer many of the same services that a dedicated office has but without all the overhead. They provide business owners with a business address where mail is received on their behalf and can also be used as the business owner’s address along with an assigned suite number. Also available are other services such as live call answering with a professional receptionist to answer calls in the business owner’s name, call forwarding to the owner at any location or to a voicemail.
Furthermore, there are also conference rooms, meeting rooms, or day offices usually available as stand alone services or included as some kind of package with the other two mentioned above.
Overall finding the right business address can be tricky with balancing both cost and location depending on the business owners need. Putting time in to do your homework before you sign a lease with a business address service provider is highly recommended. Check out the length of the lease and make sure to look it over before you sign for any hidden costs.