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Save Those Boston Beans with Virtual Offices!

Boston is a great town to work and live. Like many communities, the last 20 years has seen a shift from traditional labor jobs toward technology and service. So much so that its economy depends more upon finance, business, professional, and technology services.

This shift has made it more possible for start-ups to succeed. The Chamber of Commerce has programs to help entrepreneurs get off the ground, but the snag always seems to be with funding. Don't believe me? Just try to get a business loan!

Because of this, many businesses are starting from home. That works well for a lot of people. But if you expect anyone to take your business seriously, you have to walk the walk. How do you do that without any money? A great suit and flashy smile is only going to get you so far.

One of the best ways to get ahead these days - especially in the old guard of Boston - is by having a virtual office. They offer a noteworthy business address where you can have your mail and packages sent and a receptionist will greet clients, all for around $85 in the heart of the Boston business district.

In addition to a state of the art communication system that finds you wherever you are, they'll answer the phone live and take messages if you want, too. They have day offices and fantastically designed conference meeting rooms with every kind of technology you need - starting at around $15! I can invite all kinds of clients for meetings and show off with visual presentation tools and even have lunch served by the catering staff.

We all know that the first impression made is how something looks. That's just how it is. You can have the best product and service in the world, but if you offer it with crappy packaging… good luck with that!

The business office is a professional person's packaging. Virtual offices give an entrepreneur and small business owner the cache they need to attract the kinds of clients they require to get ahead!


Web Virtual Business Offices

Web businesses are springing up faster than flowers in May. Part of the reason for this is just because they can. Another reason is that in a down economy, industrious people are more motivated to make a job rather than trying to find one.

It is incredibly simple these days to start a website. While starting the website is easy -- setting it up right is another thing. Just ask all those do- it-yourselfers who get no web traffic. For some reason, they thought all they had to do was get that baby up and running and voila! Business! But they were sadly mistaken. In fact, it is shocking to me just how many people still believe that to be true.

But even if you have a snazzy website that is optimized for traffic and everything, local marketing is the buzzword today. And that holds true even for primarily web-based businesses.

Believe it or not, some people still like to do things old school. Perhaps they are squeamish about making an online purchase and want to talk to a live person. Some want to - gasp! - send a check in. Some folks don't even want to have credit cards - which, given the high finance charges makes them smarter than the rest of us.

When you run any kind of online business, it just isn’t  smart to give out a home address. There are too many crackpots out there to begin with. P.O. boxes are also frowned upon by many customers.

So, what is an online entrepreneur to do? Have a virtual office! You can get a prestigious address that provides a local presence for the business. You can also get local phone and fax numbers, and a live person to answer, take orders, and forward calls.

Davinci offers them all over the world for so little money that anyone can afford them, no matter how tight the budget is. A prestigious office address is just going to attract more business. So when you think about it, online business owners really can't afford NOT to have a virtual office!


Phoenix Growth Fosters Virtual Offices

Those who are not particularly fond of cold weather often choose Phoenix as a west coast alternative. It is just less costly to live and do business there. But despite the business growth in Phoenix, with more anticipated, it is not considered likely that they will exactly be hiring droves of people.

That's probably a good thing for the entrepreneur and here's why. First, smaller businesses will be more attractive to the existing work force. It won't take scads of benefits to get people to consider working with a smaller shop. It's kind of like the real estate meltdown in that without banks lending - landlords have seen an influx in tenants. Sad, but true. You gotta live somewhere!

Same holds true for business. If there are fewer jobs, people are more inclined to start businesses. At least, the industrious ones. The rest of the folks need to find jobs - and they won't be so picky. It used to be that small businesses could not compete at all with large firms in terms of salaries and benefits. But things have changed, because they don't need to! Gotta love that.

Still, how does a small business make it with overhead these days? Phoenix costs less than the rest of the west coast, but it still ain't cheap. Unless you get a virtual office! With that, you get a business address for mail and packages, phone answering system and more for around $75 a month. You can also have a live person answer your calls for a little more. You can interview prospective employees in a state of the art office for the bargain basement rate of around $25 an hour. You can attract a much better work force in a meeting room than you ever will at a Starbucks.

So instead of sitting around waiting for jobs to happen -- make a business happen. As they say, there is no better time like the present. Davinci Virtual Office Solutions can help make it really happen - all you gotta do is pick a spot and do it!


Virtual Offices Are What Happens In Vegas

Most people love to visit Sin City - at least once. There is so much to do there - so even if you're not into gambling, you can enjoy the food and lively entertainment. It is also a great place to do business. Maybe since it can be such a fun environment.

But make no mistake. It takes a lot of money to keep those hotels, casinos, and other entertainment venues going. One of the great things about Vegas is that its progressive, rather loose attitude makes it easier for new businesses to get started.

Well, sort of. Now that I think about it, commercial rent is incredibly high. Gone are the days when you could get an entire vacation to Vegas for about what it costs for a nice dinner in L.A. Now that corporate America has gotten hold of it, there is nothing cheap about it.

But the low business and sales tax rates keep people coming, thanks to the casino and gaming industry. Another reason businesses like Vegas so much is they don't have all the same stifling rules other states have. But like I said before - because of all the development in Vegas, the commercial properties and rent have gotten sky high. You can't even find a cheap hotel room anymore unless it's in a place you'd rather not be!

One way businesses can get around the ridiculous rent in Vegas is virtual offices. For around $40, you get a high flying address for mail, packages, and clients. And wait, there's more! Someone will answer the phone -- a real live person if you want. The state of the art phone system will find you anywhere - that is, if you want them to. There are plenty of distracting activities to be found in Vegas, if you know what I mean. Otherwise, they'll take messages and you can answer those calls when you want.

Davinci also offers conference rooms in Vegas for around $15 an hour! You couldn't even get a fleabag motel room for that back in the day, let alone now!


Virtual Offices Are Socially Responsible

Long before saving the environment became a crusade for many, corporate responsibility was a concept companies of all sizes were embracing. When it comes to being socially responsible, the ecology has become a cause celebre wagon citizens across the world have jumped on. And not just because it's cool.

Sure, being socially responsible is hip in today's society. But before anyone gets altruistic, it is also a great way to save a lot of money. For real. Just ask the firms who put money into developing their eco-friendly personas. No one should be naive enough to think that the only reason companies - particularly large ones - become socially responsible is because it is the right thing to do.

For instance, adopting virtual office systems not only saves on costs, but it can be used as ripe marketing fodder. Just like the Pied Piper - many people will follow a firm that touts and promotes social causes. Companies know this, so they do good and then they promote it.

Another way smart organizations and businesses use technology is by having virtual offices. Not only do they reduce carbon footprints, but they save on costs. Who knows, perhaps businesses will be in a better position to keep more jobs right here in the good 'ole U-S of A. How about that?! Now that would be phenomenally socially responsible!