Is a Virtual Office Worth It?

18th April 2019

Is a Virtual Office worth it if you’re already working from home? In short, yes. Having a business address in a commercial property promises a more professional image of your business. It makes it appear well-established (even if you’re just starting out) and allows you to carry out normal business activity whilst having other business affairs taken care of – all at a fraction of the cost.

Ask yourself this; could you currently afford to rent a commercial property to run your business from? If the answer is yes, congratulations! It’s great to hear your business is thriving and you can afford to fork out the hefty costs associated with a traditional office. But have you stopped to ask yourself where that extra few hundred (or even thousands) of pounds a month could be better invested?

If your business can be fully sustained remotely, then it makes little sense to rent traditional office space just for the sake of it.

Below are just some of the many reasons why a Virtual Office is worth it for your next business move:

Reduced office set-up costs

We seriously mean this. Did you know the average price for desk rental in Mayfair is £900 per month? But with our Virtual Offices you can rent a virtual office package for just £60 a month.

Using a virtual office not only eliminates substantial rental costs, but it also rids you of utility, insurance and many other costs associated with renting a traditional office. By reducing your overheads, you can reinvest this money into the areas of your business that really matter.

Easy access to services

Worried about who’s going to post your mail, answer your phone when you’re busy or organise meeting room space? A common misconception is that virtual offices are literally just that – an unmanned “virtual” office.

A virtual office can offer all the administration work that comes with hiring your very own administrator or receptionist, meaning you can go about your day-to-day knowing the smaller things are being dealt with.

Improves productivity

A Virtual Office lets you work remotely, meaning you don’t need to spend time in a physical office. This reduces your exposure to distractions, such as procrastinating colleagues, and allows you significantly more control over your environment, such as the background noise.

Communication is also streamlined when you’re communicating with your employees remotely. This keeps conversations brief and to the point, allowing you to get on with your day-to-day tasks.

Increased flexibility

If your business works remotely then this makes room for flexible working for you and your employees, allowing them to choose the working hours that incorporate their most productive parts of the day.

Some virtual offices even have meeting rooms and desks if you need to meet a client, gather your team or just enjoy a change of scenery.

No ties to location

Want to test out markets in different regions of the country? You can. Virtual Offices tend to have no contracts, meaning you can rent in one location for as long or as little as needed.

If you’re looking to reduce your overheads without giving up the benefits of a traditional office, then Virtual Offices are the next move for your business. Read more on why you should use a virtual office, and contact us over at Virtual HQ if you have any questions.