Small business owners are sometimes feel overwhelmed and under served when it comes to getting much needed office service help. They feel their only options are to either do it all on their own, hire assistance or get a dedicated office space. Those numbers are intimidating to anyone who has limited funds and is just starting out. At the same time, however, their business is on the move and they could really use the help. Are those really the only options available to them?
The answer is surprisingly no. There is another option and it’s called a virtual office. A virtual office is a/or group of services that allows the small business owner to continue to work remotely and at a reasonable rate. The services are usually provided by a local office space or executive suite provider. There are some franchises that are national but those are better suited for call answering only.
The following is a short list of services that are perfect for remote businesses that need just a little extra help but with a huge payoff.
- Live call answering in the company name
- Those calls transferred to the owner wherever they wish
- Voicemail to email
- Faxes to email
- Mail aka business address or business license service
- Mail received and held for pick up or forwarding
- Exclusive use of the business address as the sbo’s
- An assigned suite number
- Conference room usage
- Day office usage
- Some amenities such as copies, etc.
These services are designed to create for the business owner a professional image, a sense of credibility, a presence in the market, and the image needed to create trust between the company and their clients.