There are other options for small business owners that don’t require their physical presence in a dedicated office space even if, that office space is at home. Dedicated offices require a monthly fee and usually require that the client signs a long term lease. However, there is an alternative for small business owners, sole practitioners, (CPAs, lawyers) and regional managers.
Virtual offices are the latest trend in office space. Perfect for businesses that haven’t built up a large enough clientele to keep them super busy or for entrepreneurs testing the business waters. Perhaps, your business keeps you busy for just the right amount of time that you’re not overwhelmed. For these types of businesses a virtual office is perfect.
Virtual offices service clients who want to work remotely or from home. The services are the same as most office space clients receive but without all the overhead. No long term leases, no vendors, no receptionist salary, no IT to hassle with etc…
Services include live call answering, conference rooms, mail service, phones, faxes, copies, and more. It’s not hard to find a virtual office provider these days. There are many national franchises to choose from, but if you want to keep your dollars in your community call your nearest or the the office space with the best reputation, location and pricing for virtual office services. It’s important because if you use the mail service your business address will be the location you choose. Choose wisely as this will reflect on your business.
A virtual office lease is usually short term starting at around 6 months. Pricing on packages vary. If you want only call answering or just the mail service or the conference room usage as needed then the pricing is pretty good. Packages which include some variation of all 3 are also great if you will be using the services more often or like the idea of having all the perks for a low price. Check out all your options before you sign and visit the locations if you can. Virtual offices are a great way to present a professional image and create a presence in another area of town or the country.