So you’ve decided to become your own boss. You’ve left the rigors of the nine to five behind for working remotely and independently. Free from conforms of the daily nine to five grind. There’s no one pressuring you except yourself. What are the expectations for your small business? Are you going to be happy just to survive or do you want to thrive? While the initial phase of euphoria is in place the future may seem exceptionally bright. However, once the ‘honeymoon’ phase passes anxiety might set in, unless you have a plan.
In order to have the right balance between your work and home life it might be a good idea to consider some office service options. What that? You think office services are for a larger company? And yet many companies both large and small use social media to get the message out there. So why would acquiring office services be any different? In the same way social media is used to assist companies both large and small so also are other trends in business that work.
Consider for a moment the virtual office trend. If you have never heard of a virtual office then you need to do some research on the statistics involved in one. The numbers for millennials who operate a remote business are growing exponentially. If you can get a degree online, then why not operate a business remotely in the same way? The internet has made everything accessible. All that is needed is an internet connection, website and all the building blocks that you would use to compete in an ever increasing competitive market. You can meet clients remotely using Skype or Facetime without ever actually being there.
A virtual office can help any size business that wants to continue to operate remotely by providing a multitude of services that include but are not limited to live call answering with forwarding, voicemail to email via a wave file and faxes sent to email via a pdf. Mail service is also another option you can use as part of a package or a standalone product. To explain it another way, a mail service provider is an office that will allow you to use their business address (make sure you do your homework and find a good one) as your own with an assigned suite number. No longer will you have to worry about important packages being stolen off your porch while you’re at the grocery store or picking up your kids from school. When your clients and associates Google your address they will find a brick and mortar office building, rather than your home address or a strip mall.
Conversely, that same office building can provide you with conference room time in the same fashion, either as a standalone service or as part of a virtual office package. Stop meeting clients at coffee shops or noisy restaurants for those all-important meetings or signings. Combining or using these services a la carte is completely up to you, but it’s certainly worth considering any one of them to increase revenue and the likelihood of being a successful business or not. And that, is limited only by your creativity and imagination in both the execution of your business plan and the way your present it to the public.