Trends change the way we live in many ways. So does the way they spread now. Prior to the advent of the internet, trends were slower moving and spread from communities in various ways. People traveled and media help ideas move. Now ideas move at the speed of light thanks to the internet and social media.
Of course it is true the effects of trends on business can’t be overstated. Not only are trends what drives markets and stocks in many cases, they dictate fiducia, how people live and work. The trickle down effect decides what kinds of business flourish and which will fail.
To illustrate think about the explosion of social media. Prior to Myspace and Facebook, people used email more frequently to communicate business, personal and humour they wanted to share. Advertising on email was really unheard of. However, today, ideas are spread instantaneously in social media with advertising mixed in equal parts so that almost no one notices. The two go hand in hand.
So in the way social media has changed business, so too has another fast growing trend the virtual office. Virtual office’s are the latest way for businesses to work remotely. Millennials are leading the way in changes in business and because they have embraced the virtual office as it fits so well with their lifestyle, the number of business both using and servicing them are mushrooming.
Not only because of lifestyle choices, but the economy has pushed business owners to become more creative in how they choose operate. Dedicate offices are exceptionally expensive. Fewer and fewer startups will ever succeed as dedicated office space tenants. This is detrimental to the entire economy and certainly to local communities. The solution is a virtual office. Not only will a virtual office serve entrepreneurs in creating trust, credibility and image with their clients, but grant a presence where there might not be one. Operating in one part of the city or country is no longer an issue. With a virtual office the small business owner can operate from literally anywhere in the country remotely.
Live call answering in your company name via a professional receptionist who can transfer to a cell or desk anywhere, including voicemail accessible 24/7. Faxes can now also be sent to emails via pdf. Mail service is also part of the virtual office service which meet many requirements for business license hanging. In addition, mail and packages are accepted because the office space providing the vo service will allow you to use the business address as your own usually with an assigned suite number. Also available are the use of conference rooms at the facility for meetings and signings. All the services offered by a virtual office provider are available as stand alones or as part of a package.
In conclusion, a trend like such as virtual office may very well save the small business industry and thus stimulate a sagging economy.