As an entrepreneur, starting a business and moving into an office is no simple job. It is costly, stressful and all-encompassing. Running a successful business from home or remotely is difficult, but what about when the work gets too much and you need help? Well, employing staff members and purchasing an office space is as costly as it gets, but there is a way that you can avoid much of this cost: a virtual office.
Virtual offices offered by companies such as Landmark are now widely available, and it really isn’t a struggle to find something that’s perfect for the needs of your business and at a price that suits you. Here’s why a virtual office instead of a traditional one could be a great help; especially if your business isn’t quite ready to take the full plunge just yet.
Boost Your Professionalism
Providing your business with a PO Box address gives a more professional feel than simply listing a home address, and the fact that meeting rooms are often available means that you can meet in a face-to-face environment in a professional manner. Far more professional than it would be in your home, with your family and pets and around the dining room table!
This is important in boosting your business image and adding a sense of professionalism that could be essential in pulling in new business deals.
Access to an Office Whenever You Need it
If you’re running a multi-national company that has contacts across the globe, a virtual office allows you to meet them at any time of the day; especially one that suits them. A traditional British 9-5 can be frustrating for those on the East Coast of America, but you can access a virtual office at any time of the day, allowing you to meet at a time that suits them, no matter whether on Skype or over the phone.
Embrace the Technology Provided
A virtual office also helps you with recruitment as it allows you to primarily stay in touch with them over the phone rather than in the office on a day by day basis. This freedom allows you to cast the net far and wide in terms of recruitment, meaning that geography is no barrier when you’re looking for the perfect employee. Someone really can work from anywhere.
So, there you have it. There are a number of reasons why a small business can benefit from a virtual office, so consider the option carefully if you’re thinking about hiring or buying a premises.