Are you a working mom or dad working remotely from home? Do you think a small office might be the answer to your marketing problems? Trying to make a name for yourself in the business world requires thinking outside the box. Signing a long term lease is not necessarily the answer you need. There are other ways to create a presence for your startup business besides paying rent for office space and advertising. You can still do it yourself without breaking the bank. One of the latest trends to pop up in business is the advent of the virtual office.
A virtual office is perfect for private practice lawyers, CPAs, small business owners just starting out or anyone else who wants to work remotely. VO’s offer a variety of services that are right in line with the services dedicated officer tenants have but without all the overhead. The only difference is that you don’t necessarily have to be physically present 100% of the time. Unless you need to have a meeting place or somewhere to make copies and send faxes. Otherwise, you can keep the flexibility and freedom of working out of your home office or anywhere for that matter.
Services that are included in most virtual office packages are also available a la carte by either a national franchise or a local office space provider who can provide you with a multitude of services that work for you. Services that include but are not limited to live call answering by a receptionist who can transfer a call to you anywhere you choose. This is a perfect for those of you trying to create a presence for yourself in another part of the country or city. This includes answering in your company name, screening.
Mail services is also available in most virtual office plans. When the city you operate in requires you to have a place to hang your license a virtual office can meet that need without you having to have a dedicated office! You also get to use the office buildings address along with an assigned suite number for your business address. Stop using your home address and save yourself that hassle. It’s also not very convincing and doesn’t present the image you desire to your clients or associate to have a business address at a local copy store in a strip mall. With mail service you’ll also enjoy the benefits of having your mail delivered to the business address where it can be forwarded to you or if your local you can pick it up.
Stop meeting clients in coffee shops. Use the office space meeting rooms for those all important signings or meetings. Impress your business associates and clients alike. Most of these perks and services come as a package or a la carte. Do you homework as prices range from provider to provider. Don’t sign for things you don’t need and check the reviews on the office space provider before you sign.