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Would you ever consider having a virtual office?

    • 56 posts
    January 5, 2015 3:58 PM EST
    Two benefits to keep in mind when considering a virtual office space:
    Cost savings – Because the client does not rent actual office space, the cost savings for the virtual office are significant. Compared to simply having a PO Box address, the business address at prestigious buildings allows the company to maintain a professional image at relatively low prices. Clients share overhead costs on most services with other users of those services.
    Low start-up costs – The virtual office space offers savings as compared to starting up an actual office since customers share costs for most of the services and infrastructure.
  • January 27, 2015 2:07 PM EST
    Every business owner is in a different type of situation. Your business may not require you to have an actual office for client meetings. Sometimes, you just need a simple coffee house or restaurant for all your client meetings. It’s not unheard of to meet a client for a cup of coffee or lunch instead of at the office, anyway.
    If you want to create your virtual office from home, you will need the following:

    A virtual receptionist service – This type of service will make sure your calls are answered professionally.
    A PO Box Address – A PO Box address will provide a professional look and feel for your business.
    Online Conference Call Services – Some businesses require conference calling and this type of service can allow you to meet with partners, clients and employees from anywhere.
    Your own personal work space – Whether you create a physical home office or just choose a place on the couch, you need a spot to work from.
    Many other services can also enhance your business when you set up a virtual office from home. However, you really don’t need more than a good address, someone answering your calls and a way to meet with important people.