One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business of all sizes face today is their budget. Just look at all the layoffs and business closures. CFOs today have their hands full just trying to make payroll, let alone pay overheard.

This is why so many companies have decided to go virtual. For start-ups, an office in the cloud is an outstanding way to get into the game. Leasing is expensive no matter where you go. Even crappy neighborhoods charge high rents, thanks to the near stagnant commercial real estate market that always seems to drive rents up.

The number of expenses alone small business owners need to pay make it imperative to cut those costs and keep them as minimal as possible. When you think about it, office space costs can make anyone's head spin - from furniture to decorating, receptionists, and telephone costs, just to name a few.

Virtual office spaces don't have those costs. You don't have to pay high rent and then think about all that window dressing in the way of furniture and receptionists. That's because a virtual office gives you live call answering and forwarding. Even though you can get a prestigious address in a pricey part of town, it doesn't cost anywhere near what it does for a regular office.

Imagine how easy it is to run a business when you don't really have to run it. That is, you don't have to fritter away time on routine stuff. Someone else does that for you. For starters, they answer and forward phone calls live - not with a robo assistant. They also take orders and handle and forward mail and packages.

The only utilities you pay are the ones to run your computer! Virtual offices wind up saving business owners’ time, too. Whether you have a start-up, small to medium business, or even a larger one, everyone must cut costs these days. Without the worry of balancing that ever increasing overhead office budget, you can tend to more important things like business development on the golf course!