Virtual Offices are used primarily by freelancers and small businesses. The reasons why they’d rent out a virtual office range from establishing a business presence in a certain location to enhancing their professional image.
Large corporations might still use a virtual office for administrative support location testing and many other things depending on the needs of a business. Whether you’re a new business looking to reduce overhead costs or establish your presence, a virtual office is a cost-effective way to get ahead of the game.
Below are the kinds of businesses and situations that would warrant using a virtual office:
Home businesses and start ups
Small businesses and freelancers still need to maintain a professional image, even if they’re working from the comfort of their own home. A Virtual Office allows you to place your business in a prestigious building and/or area. The benefit of this is that if a customer decides to Google your location, they’ll be greeted with a legitimate business property in a prime location.
Businesses and freelance support
Perhaps you’re low on space or don’t want to invite a client into your own home for a meeting (for obvious reasons). A Virtual Office is perfect for these situations as many are equipped with serviced meeting rooms that can be booked at your convenience.
There’s a rise in niche businesses and freelancers who tend to work from home. So understandably, having a base to receive mail and business enquiries ensures their home address isn’t displayed online for their own safety.
A Virtual Office can also make for a perfect, temporary base of operations if your own office or co-working space is undergoing change or renovation.
Businesses testing out the market
If your business is looking to expand into different regions or relocate to a new area, renting a virtual office is a fantastic choice due to the low investment and no obligation to commit to a long-term lease.
Virtual offices provide flexible contracts which allow you to rent an office for as long or as little as you need, which reduces the impact of the cost in the long run.
Businesses that need administrative tasks taken care of
Whether that’s a telephone answering service, mail forwarding or printing/faxing, a virtual receptionist is equipped with these facilities so that you can focus on what really matters – your business!
Having a dedicated receptionist means your calls will not be missed, plus any unsolicited calls will be filtered out so you only get forwarded legitimate enquiries.
Think your business could benefit from a virtual office? Get in touch with Virtual HQ and we’ll happily answer any questions you may have.