A virtual office provides the benefits of a traditional office with much greater flexibility and at a fraction of the cost. It is the ideal solution for today’s business people, especially start-ups and small businesses and people working on their own.
The main advantage of a virtual office is that you can work from anywhere and yet have an office that works for you. It provides a mailing address – in a prestigious business locality that you can use on your business stationery and calling card. You have a local phone number. Calls can be answered in your name and reply forwarded to you.
Imagine working in a remote space and being able to send and receive messages, send printouts and faxes. Regular office operations continue without your presence. It’s like having an office without actually having one.
When you do need to use the facilities of a regular office, they are readily available. You get access to physical office space including a lounge or a private office and conference and meeting rooms. You have high-speed Wi-Fi and phone connections. Besides, you have catering services like tea, coffee, refreshments and snacks, and even meals if required.
Many business centers give you access to other office locations in their network. It’s ideal for business people who are constantly on the move it sometimes needs to ‘stopover’ in a regular office.
Having a virtual office helps your business appear larger and more established. It helps you create a favorable impression on your clients and increases their confidence in your business credentials. It enables you to grow your business as your team can work from home or from any space that’s more convenient.
Many small businesses today use their personal mobile phones as their primary point of contact for their business. A virtual office has phones answered by a professional receptionist during business hours who can take a message or forward a call. This gives your business a more professional face and decreases the chances of missed calls and opportunities.
And look at the cost savings! None of the expenses of leasing and maintaining an office. You pay only for the services and facilities you use. There are different packages to choose from. You could just avail of a business address for your communications or have the entire gamut of services including secretarial and other services.
Whatever your business and wherever you wish to work from, a virtual office space gives you the best of all worlds.