Without the right tools for the job you get nowhere fast. After you’ve decided to become your own boss the next step is implementing your business plan. It’s probably not the best idea to jump into a dedicated office space unless you have unlimited financial backing.
Most likely you need to focus on your clients needs and target that market. Knowing your product and how you plan on serving your customers is basic business. The next step might be knowing if you want a home office or if you just want to work remotely out of a coffee shop until you have built up your business. If you’re a working parent, an upstart or simply need a satellite office then why not try a virtual office?
Virtual offices are the latest trend in business. Along with social media, virtual offices are the way to reach clients faster and more conveniently than ever. No long term leases, no overhead, live call answering, mail forwarding, using a business office with your own address and assigned suite number are just some of the perks of a virtual office. By not using a home or copy/courier’s office address as your business address, you present a professional image to your clients, vendors and believe it or not, yourself. Give you business every chance it needs to succeed. The right plan, the right people and the right tools makes for a successful business.
Virtual offices are great for upstarts, private practice lawyers and CPAs and pretty much anyone who wants to work remotely. Don’t gamble with success by leasing office space you will never use and are tied to by a long term lease you can’t get out of and will eat all your revenue if you are a success or not. Virtual offices have package plans that are usually broken down by service. Some only provide live call answering and are relatively inexpensive. Others provide you with a mail service which most often includes using the facilities business address. A mail service will receive and forward your mail to you or hold it for pickup. Conference/meeting rooms and day offices are also available usually by reservation and are either included in a plan or billed hourly or daily.
Make sure you do your homework and find out what kind of office space you want as your business address. The good facility will be located in an area that is accessible and your clients and you feel good about. Check reviews online and go in and take a tour as well. This is your business and the facility will reflect on you as well.