As time has progressed, despite efforts to save the environment, more trees and forest regions continue to be affected in negative ways. So what's the solution? Enter the virtual office!

For decades, savvy people have been working from outside their offices in hotel rooms, houses, and coffee shops. Ever so slowly, corporate America began to take notice and found that allowing more flexibility with scheduling could actually increase productivity.

Things seemed to be going along swimmingly until Yahoo's latest bombshell. Many would say that deciding to take away telecommuting privileges took the tech firm back to the stone ages.

This is why I'm so grateful to have virtual office options. Virtual office solutions are not only better for the environment, but they save a lot of the green stuff, too.

When business owners don't have to lease or purchase office space - that's a lot of cash that goes back into the business. For start-ups, that could actually amount to at least one salary. For some, this is what makes it possible for them to open up shop.

There are so many cost savings when hiring virtual offices that I don't even know where to begin. They provide live telephone answering services with a state of the art call answering system. It allows for you to be reached anywhere in the world. They're trained to handle each specific business, so clients won't have a clue that they are talking to a virtual assistant. They take and track orders, schedule appointments, and do everything that a regular assistant does - but from the cloud!

The cost of having a retail space involves much more than rent. There is electricity,
office supplies, machines - and don't forget those high salaries and benefits. And there is also dealing with absent staff and turnover. You can save yourself the hassle.

As office spaces and industrial developments continue to be created, businesses can save a lot of money by using virtual assistants and do their part to protect the environment. It just makes more sense to save on those commuting hours and office costs by using technology to actually accomplish more!