Remote business owners are typically startups or entrepreneurs who are working from home until they can expand their business. Unfortunately, there comes a time between ‘movin’ on up’ and growing pains where the need for help starts to become an issue. Being a new business means there aren’t a lot of extra funds to go around. Executive suites, which typically can help offset some expenses because they supply some office services, are a good option, but still too expensive. A temp service might work, but you work from home. Is there no other option other than being overwhelmed? There is and it’s called a virtual office.
A virtual office is a series of services provided by a local office space provider or a national franchise (who will then enlist a local office space provider). These services have become increasingly more popular since the economic fall of 2008 when the need for a more creative and affordable way to do business came about. Since then, like the rise of social media in assisting small business, the virtual office has exploded and increased exponentially along with the number of new and stabilized business being kept afloat.
By leasing in short terms, usually around six months, affordable rates, generating a much needed presence, professional image, and providing much needed office service assistance, the virtual office is the solution to many remote business owners dreams of maintaining their independence. These service include live call answering in your company name, call forwarding, voicemail to email, faxes to email, business license address service, mail service with exclusive use of the office space address as your business address along with an assigned suite number, mail held for pickup or forwarding to you, and conference/meeting rooms or day office use as well. All services can be leased/purchased as needed, as a stand alone service or as part of a virtual office package just perfect for your remote business. No need to lease expensive office space or hire help. Call around and don’t forget to check the reviews of the provider. Check the lease for any hidden fees and don’t be talked into anything more than what you need.