It’s the American dream to start your own business and be your own boss. However, most business owners who work from home would prefer not to make this public, particularly to their clients. What can be done to improve their business image? A trend that arose from the economic crash of 2008 is a virtual office. Virtual offices have been around for quite some time, but picked up speed after the collapse due to the time it took for most businesses to come back.
A virtual office is basically an office without walls. They’re best for any business person that can’t physically be present in a dedicated office for a multitude of reasons. Some don’t or can’t afford the overhead and high cost of rent in a brick and mortar location. This means that those who don’t have a brick and mortar office space are missing this advantage. Still others choose working from home choose to do so for personal reasons. Life goes by fast and finding the balance between work and home can be tricky. The virtual office allows for the freedom and flexibility remote business owners value, but unfortunately lacking in professional help at an affordable cost.
For a small monthly fee a virtual office can provide a remote business owner with live call answering by a friendly, professional receptionist with forwarding to any number. Also provided is a voicemail to email and fax to email service, thereby allowing for downloading to a laptop or desktop for saving. Mail or business license address service is another great service also provided. With this service the business owner receives exclusive use of the virtual office provider’s (usually a local office space or executive suite building) business address. This allows for the remote business owner the appearance and prestige of a brick and mortar location instead of a home address. They also will have all their mail sent to this address with their own suite number available to them for pickup or forwarding.
Conference room, day offices and workstations are also available at most locations. All these services can be leased together as a package or separately or as needed. Virtual office services are as flexible as the remote business owner making for a perfect fit for both.