Delaware is no stranger to coming in first place. As the very first state in the union, Delaware sends the signal of readiness for all new things.

Although Delaware is the union’s second smallest state, it’s the ninth wealthiest state in terms of personal income. The military, banking, pharmaceuticals, technology, and healthcare make up the big industries of Delaware.

The eastern state retains a sense of pride as one of the original 13 colonies, and the feeling of patriotism is still true today. This reputation of the American Dream is a good reputation for any business to become a part of—especially a start-up.

So how can a start-up come in first in 2013? It’s all about reputation and hard work. The biggest issue a start-up faces is simply convincing customers to buy its product or service. Now, what’s to separate a start-up from a well-known, established business? This is when strategies like virtual offices come into play.

A Davinci Virtual Office allows a company such as a telecommuting start-up to use an address in a sought-after location without the actual use and cost of office space.  Any mail delivered to the Davinci address will be forwarded to an alternate desired location, while a live receptionist will answer any phone calls and provide a professional voice to represent the start-up. This creates more customer ease about the start-up, and gives customers the confidence to spend money with the business.

A Delaware virtual address gives off a sense of established American traditions.  With a Davinci Virtual Office, businesses can use this address for business cards, licensing, and their website. This gives the start-up a more grounded impression for potential clients. Customers will see a sturdy address and hear a friendly voice and might give the start-up more of a chance than a start-up without these features.

When it comes to being first, having a virtual office in the first state can make a difference between a start-up worth paying attention to and a start-up still trying to catch up.