Is your company growing? Opportunities abound in a recession for those who have innovative ideas, some elbow grease and an mindset to conquer – and a virtual office can help you drive your bright ideas into new markets.

When you opt for a virtual office, you opt for lower overhead costs. Let's face it. Just because you have a shiny new business model doesn’t mean you need a shiny new office space that runs up a monthly bill before your fledgling business is ready to pay it. And it doesn't mean you need to find all your talent in the local market, either.

A virtual office allows you to bring the talent you need to grow your business – or launch a new one – under one virtual roof, so to speak. In fact, you can actually attract better and brighter talent by offering them the flexibility to work from home and tap into your virtual office technologies. If you need a local man or woman on the job in Atlanta, New York or Miami, then, you don't need to locate there physically. Just hire a virtual employee, set them up in a virtual office, and start building your local presence.

Again,  it is possible to grow your start up or even launch a new business in a down economy. It just takes courage, a viable idea, and attention to cost-containment. The virtual office can save you thousands of dollars a month and help you grow into new markets quickly – and more profitably. Continued sales growth and increased profitability firmly demonstrate that businesses conducted virtually are a growing reality.