Operating an office from the comfort of your own home is convenient and flexible, but as your business and customer base continues to grow, you do not want to give out your personal information as your business contact. Using a virtual office service will provide a professional address and contact for customers and save you the hassle of moving into a real office location. Additionally, a virtual office will help your business grow larger at a faster rate by allowing you to focus on the most important parts of your vision.
Not only will a virtual office allow you the flexibility to continue working wherever you’d like, it boosts the professional image of your business by presenting a polished front to your customers. A physical location provides customers with the idea that your business is successfully established in an office building, but you will not need to actually buy and staff a real space. Although you can simply list a PO box and a personal phone number, some customers may interpret this to mean that your business is too small or too new to handle their needs. By establishing a virtual office, you boost your business’ overall image and drive new customers towards your products or services.
Meeting Space and Address
A growing business often means new customers, more partnerships, and plenty of meetings. While it is acceptable to meet in local coffee shops or cafes when you are first building your business, it becomes a problem when you need to meet with large clients who want to invest or buy what you offer. A virtual office provides a virtual address and office building where you can use a fully-furnished, professional meeting room. You need only schedule ahead. This allows clients or investors to see a professional meeting space and not an informal get together. In addition to meeting spaces, your business can also have packages delivered to the address where a competent staff member will sign and store your delivery until you can pick it up.
If your business is getting to capacity where a full office makes sense for the number of employees working for you, then it certainly makes sense to purchase or lease a full office. But prior to that point, a physical office location means monthly rent, utilities, cleaning, maintenance, and additional costs that may end up holding your business’ growth back. If you invest in a virtual office for your small business, you will receive all the benefits of an office without the exorbitant cost. The virtual office will include all the services your growing business needs, including an address, phone answering, package delivery, meeting rooms, and sometimes more. Having a virtual office will mean more time and growth on the backend of your company, while at the same time presenting a clean, professional image to your customers and the general public.