Due to a slagging economy the number of remote business is growing exponentially. Many startups are willing to take risks when more than half of new businesses fail. Being creative and protective of a fledgling business is getting harder to do, but many with the determination to see things through are trying new ideas and trends. One of the fastest growing trends is perfect for the small business owner or startup.
Virtual offices are services provided by local office space buildings or franchises. Many of the national chains you hear advertised on local radio stations are offering live call answering services. This is where the business owner is given an assigned phone number owned by the franchise. The small business owner can port their numbers in or simply use the providers assigned number given to them as their own. There are several options including live call answering but blind transfers. That is, where the caller is not screened, but simply transferred to the s.b.o. The choice is up to them.
Other services available to virtual office s.b.o.’s is a mail service, sometimes call a business license address. This simply means the s.b.o. has contracted the v.o. provider which allows them to use the business address as their own allowing them to receive mail and packages and meet clients at this address thus creating a professional image and credibility.
Finally, the use of conference, meeting rooms or day offices is another added benefit to leasing a virtual office. Clients and vendors alike will appreciate the atmosphere of a polished and professional meeting space as opposed to meeting at a coffee shop.
In conclusion, the rise of the virtual office business owner has quickly become the wave of the future due to the limited risk,increased exposure and use of professional resources such as the receptionist and business address.