The trend of online businesses is at its pinnacle. If you have a creative and a profitable idea, you can easily start your online business and operate it from the comfort of your home while wearing your pajamas.
You don’t need to worry about a huge investment cost in a brick and mortar or worry about operational and facility maintenance expenses.
But what if your client wants to meet you in person, then what do you do?
Arranging a proper office space is one of the biggest challenges for budding home based entrepreneurs. You can cross your fingers and hope that your client never asks for your office address or wants to arrange a meeting but this will eventually happen. Though you may not feel the need, but your client might. After all how long can you stall the client on Skype?
Why You Need To Give Your Online Business a Face?
Here’s why you need to give your online business a face and rent a proper office space:
- To Ensure that You are Not a Fly by Night
Since there are so many online businesses today, clients want to know if they are working with an authentic business and not a fly by night. For this reason many potential clients are lost by online entrepreneurs who don’t have a proper office space. Losing potential clients mean losing potential sales and letting go of the chance of making profits.
- Make an Impactful First Impression
Would you like to have a first meeting with your client in your studio apartment with piles of clothes all over the place, last night take out boxes on the table and the sink stacked with dirty dishes or would you conduct a meeting in a proper air-conditioned boardroom? You decide!Well, it’s said that the first impression is the last impression, and in this situation it fits perfectly. To establish a long-term relationship with your clients you would need a proper office space to interact with them frequently and understand their business needs and concerns.Holding meetings in a proper office space looks more professional and clients feel that you are serious about their work. No client wants to hire a person who comes across as an unprofessional no matter how good you are at the services you offer! Your business impression really counts.