Running a small business is hard work. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to take care of all those day-to-day administrative tasks that free up your time to focus on the big picture? Virtual office services can take some of the burden off your shoulders, free up your time, and help you focus on what’s most important: growing your business.
Here are 6 reasons why a virtual office might be a good choice for your business.
Advanced Phone & Mail Features
Whether you have a virtual office or a private work space, having a real person answer the phone on your business’ behalf sends a powerful message. Instead of relying on your home phone, answering machine, or cell phone, you can access advanced phone features, including voicemail, call forwarding, a local phone number, and messaging. You can also have someone provide mail handling services and mail forwarding services for you.
Professional Appearance & Prestigious Address
Imagine meeting your clients in a private, beautifully decorated and functional executive office space at a prestigious downtown address without the overhead and hassles of maintaining your own space. No triple-net leases, no long-term commitments, and no cost to furnish.
Appearances are important. A virtual office provides you with the opportunity to impress your guests without the price tag or long term-commitment.
Uncover Major Cost Savings
In addition to cost savings on leases, a shared workspace or private virtual office allows you to escape infrastructure costs such as installing a phone system, paying a full-time receptionist or phone answering service, and monthly utility bills.
Necessities such as photocopiers, scanners, office and conference room furniture – these are all costs that can add up quickly. A virtual workspace gives you access to the accommodations and technologies you need without making any major withdrawals from your bank account.
Maximize Your Productivity
Instead of monitoring when your employees come into the office and what time they head out for the day, you can spend more time focusing on establishing specific business goals. Working remotely encourages many people to up their game because there’s no longer a safety net to fall into – they have no choice but to perform. Remote work also decreases turnover because employees are generally happier to do their jobs in the comfort of their own homes and reduces any drama that comes along with putting a bunch of people in a cramped office together.
Let’s not forget the time saved from a daily commute to and from the office that can be used in much more productive ways, like growing your business!
It Helps You Scale Your Business Responsibly
It’s one of the worst-case scenarios for entrepreneurs. Your business is growing and you need more space and more help. You find a bigger office, hire more people, but then your business hits a wall. Now, you’re stuck with major expenses, and you’ve got to let some employees go.
A virtual office is a great way to help you mitigate the risk involved with growing your business, while enjoying all the benefits and services of a physical office presence. If you need more space or more services, you can add resources as your business grows or cut back as necessary.
Save Money on Technology
BYOT (bring your own technology) started in the school system, and has quickly made its way into the business world. Working remotely allows employees to use the technology they prefer, while they’re responsible for upgrades when it’s necessary and convenient. While there are a cyber risk concerns related to not having company-provided technology, these concerns can be managed fairly easily with with a password tool, monitoring and employee training to keep everyone on the same page, no matter their location.
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A virtual office can save time, money, and mitigate your risk. It lets you focus on the most important thing – growing your business!
For more information on renting a virtual office, co-working, or shared workspaces, contact Agile Offices to see how we can help you with your business.