Being your own boss is the American Dream but it also means everything is on your shoulders. Working from home from your perspective is great, but it doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in your abilities and reputation with your clients. It might sound as if you are a fly-by-night operation instead of the startup or entrepreneur you are. It’s not Breaking Bad and your not working on something covert. You have a legitimate business you’re trying to get off the ground. You don’t have the money for office space and you’re not ready for that either even if you did. You need time to build up your business and to also to test the waters with the right demographics, product and vendors. You know there’s no need to invest in high overhead and a staff when you can barely make ends meet. However, you are on the move and growing. What is the next step?
A virtual office is the choice for many small business owners and startups. They are highly affordable and remarkable successful in helping your small business with the profile it needs. VO’s are provided by other small business owners, particularly local office space providers. This is great for the community as it keeps local dollars local. In return, you will receive the following services. Phone services with live call answering in your company name by a professional, friendly receptionist. Calls can be transferred to you anywhere you instruct. Also included are voicemail and fax to email so that you may download them to your computer for your records.
Mail service or what is sometimes referred to as ‘business license address service’ is also another great feature you can add. This give your business exclusive access to the VO provider’s brick and mortar address with your own suite number as your business address. Stop using your home address or a PO Box for your business, as neither one inspires confidence and it lacks security.
Conference rooms, day offices and workstations are also another helpful benefit to remote business owners. All of these services help keep your home business a discrete, undisclosed fact. Home businesses need not only need it for security but for building confidence and trust from clients.