Bike to Work – Or Just Work from a Virtual Office Instead
May is Bike Month and cities across the country—from San Francisco to Phoenix to Washington, D.C.—are encouraging citizens to take part in Bike to Work Day.
May 13 is Bike to Work Day in San Francisco. Seattle is holding Bike to Work Day on May 21. Chicago postpones Bike to Work week until June 12-18. Other cities are hoping that employees will continue biking to work even after the annual events conclude.
In Seattle, the goal of these events is to help commuters experience first-hand the health and environmental benefits of biking to work and to persuade city officials to create more safe, convenient bicycle facilities, including bicycle lanes and parking racks.
But what if you didn’t have to bike to work at all? What if you could eliminate cars, buses, trains and even bikes? This is the promise of the virtual office. With a virtual office space, you can avoid commuting to work. A virtual office system offers you all the tools you need to conduct business from the convenience of your home without sacrificing professionalism.
With a virtual office, you can have your mail sent to a prestigious business address in major cities like Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando. Your business cards will also offer an 800 number where your clients can call and be greeted by a virtual receptionist who can forward the call to you, take a message, accept an order, schedule an appointment and more.
Virtual office systems help you work more productively not only because you save the commute time associated with driving, or biking, to work, but also because you can leverage tools and technologies that free you up to focus on your core business. The virtual receptionist is one example. Web conferencing and Live Web Chat are others. Virtual assistants are still another.
Even if you do business in the bricks-and-mortar world, virtual office technologies offer you convenience that helps you grow your business. Whether you are a start-up company looking to cut office space costs or a growing company looking for cost-effective ways to expand into new markets, virtual office systems set you up for success.
If you still want to ride your bike to work, check out these tips on how to to bike to work and still get there fresh: