What Are the Benefits of a Virtual Office?
Location, location, location. You’ve probably heard that a million times before. In fact you are so familiar with this phrase that you have probably pushed it to the back of your mind as something so obvious it is invisible to you.
It’s time to bring location to the very top of your to-do list, after all it remains the single most important thing in today’s global economy and online marketplace. You might think that location is only important for old-school brick and mortar businesses but the truth is that it is a key element that can make or break any company, including startups and solopreneurs.
So how can you reap the benefits of a great location when the nature of your work isn’t bound to a specific place (i.e. digital nomads, home-office freelancers, coffeehouse entrepreneurs)?
The answer is getting a Virtual Office.
There are plenty of benefits to having a virtual office, starting off with a renowned business address anywhere in the world. There are virtual offices in The Willis Tower in Chicago, Rockefeller Center in NYC, Berlin, Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico and London, to name a few. A well-known business address helps create and present an image of professionalism and trust to business partners and clients.
Furthermore, virtual offices are also great to receiving and sorting your business mail; virtual offices offer the option of mail handling and forwarding on a scheduled basis or of picking it up when it’s most convenient for you. It won’t be necessary for you to publicize your home address, therefore protecting your privacy.
Having a virtual office also enables individuals to conduct business meetings, conferences, trainings and more in a professional setting that is fully equipped with conference rooms, board rooms, day offices and training rooms, as well as the necessary technology. Here you have access to high-speed internet, presentation tools like LCD projectors, plasma screens, smart boards and video conferencing. Any client or prospect who visits you will see your company name in the lobby directory and be welcomed by a lobby greeter that will direct them to where they need to go.
Virtual offices provide a cost-effective solution to office space needs without having to deal with crowded and loud coffee shops or heavily investing in an office space that you will only use sporadically. With a virtual office your clients, prospects and allies will see you and your company as serious and professional and will be more likely to continue doing business with you.