The world has changed: the traditional 9-5 business office is starting to fade, as more people work from home or work for themselves. If you fall into this category, why not work in a virtual office? There are many benefits a virtual office has over a traditional office. Here, we’ll go over five of the best.
1. Pay only for what you need
If you only had to pay for your car when you needed to use it, instead of buying one outright, and it was a fraction of the cost, wouldn’t you do it? A virtual office works precisely that way. You can pay for a receptionist and mailing address only, or add on meeting space rental time as needed. If most of your work is done at home, why pay for dedicated, full-time office space?
2. Get a receptionist…who doesn’t technically work for you
Hiring employees is a hefty responsibility. If you work alone, is it worth it to hire one employee to help you answer the phone? Probably not. But with a virtual office, that problem is solved easily. A virtual office can provide you with a professional receptionist hired by the office proprietor, who is completely vetted, paid and employed by the building owner. Even if you already have a staff, it’s always cheaper to outsource a job whenever possible.
3. Someone is always around to receive packages/sign for something
Your time is valuable, and you won’t always be on hand to receive important packages. A virtual office gives you an address to receive deliveries, and there is always someone there to make sure it arrives and is kept safe.
4. Always have access to professional meeting rooms
If you work from home, you may not have a quality, professional space for meetings with clients or business partners. With a virtual office, you can rent out a conference room whenever you need to. It is fully furnished and kept clean and ready, so all you have to do is show up.
5. Get a prestigious address without the bill it usually requires
An address on Sycamore Lane doesn’t tell you anything about the person you’re doing business with – but an address from one of the main streets downtown carries a certain allure. Many virtual offices are located in high profile areas, and you get the benefit of using that location, but without the big lease payments that come with it.
These are just some of the reasons why a virtual office is a great investment for the 21st century worker. You want your business to be on the cutting edge of today’s world; why shouldn’t your office be the same way? To read more, download our free eBook "4 Reasons Why a Virtual Office is Perfect for a Home-Based Company".