If you’ve chosen to be your own boss and have your own business you have many decisions to make. Are you going to hit the ground running and get office space immediately? That’s risky and is very expensive.
Even Steve Jobs started in his garage. If you’ve chosen to operate from home you’re among the growing number of small business owners to do so. However, just because you’ve chosen to work remotely, you still want what’s best for your business.
A virtual office can supply you with many of the same services you would have if you had a dedicated office space or executive suite. Live call answering, forwarding and screening to you no matter where you are, voicemail to email accessible 24/7, faxes to email, mail services, sometimes knows as a business address service, that meet your cities requirement to hang your business license, with receipt and delivery of your mail for you to pick up or have forwarded to you.
Virtual offices are typically offered by local office space although some national franchises who provide virtual office services generally also use local office space for some services such as conference room usage. Most or all of these services can be purchased as stand alones or as part of a virtual office package. Check with local area providers if you think a virtual office might benefit your business, particularly if you are in private practice as a lawyer or cpa.
The leases are generally shorter and less complicated than your dedicated counterparts and much less expensive. Consider a virtual office space for creating a professional image and a presence in the marketplace.