Whether travelling for a few days or living the “digital nomad” lifestyle, being away from a traditional office environment is no longer a valid excuse to neglect your customers, partners, or any other aspect of your business.
According to The Global Business Travel Association, the number of business trips taken annually in the U.S. was 488 million in 2016. This translates to an average of 12 to 14 trips per year, with 4 to 6 nights away from home during each trip. This data is for traditional business travelling only, so if we take into consideration freelancers and digital nomads, the number of trips significantly goes up.
A few years ago being “out of office” meant limited access to email and phone calls. However, in today’s hyper connected and internet-centric business world, being out of office is no longer an option, as people expect you to stay on top of your business at all times.
The above is why virtual offices are a perfect solution for those seeking to make the best of their travels, whether business or pleasure, while growing a business.
One of the largest benefits that virtual offices provide is the ability to perform work from anywhere and at anytime. While traveling, a virtual office can offer you the ability to present your customers and business contacts with a professionally answered telephone at all times.
A virtual office is also a great thing to have if your business requires you to send and receive packages and mail. While you are doing business away from home, Davinci’s Mail Handling and Forwarding service enables you to receive your business mail at your virtual office address. You then have the option to pick it up at the location or have it forwarded on a scheduled basis to wherever you are.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a formal workspace or are in need of a conference line or meeting space to meet with potential clients, you can easily access a network of meeting rooms, conference rooms, day offices, event space, and coworking spaces while traveling. These spaces are fully equipped for people to simply plug in and get to business.