Get a prestigious address with a virtual office. (Image: Flickr user ell brown.)
In recent years working from home has become more popular. It can give you access to a good work/life balance, and keep your costs down. One result of this is an increase in the number of virtual offices.
What is a virtual office?
A virtual office gives you all the features and functionality of a full office, but from the comfort of your own home. Designed for small businesses, a virtual office can offer a range of services to help promote your business and provide a professional service to your clients.
A typical virtual office service might include:
- A professional call answering service, so calls get answered even when you're busy.
- An official business address, which looks professional and could even be in a prestigious location.
- A post forwarding service, so mail is sent on to your home in good time.
- A telephone divert facility, allowing you to divert calls to your mobile or another location when you're aware from home.
- Secretarial and administrative support, which enables you to focus on building your business.
- A voicemail service, to take messages when your phone rings out.
Making the most of a virtual office
If you currently work from home then you may find a virtual office can give you the professional image you need to impress existing clients and attract new ones.
Virtual offices are very flexible. You can pick and choose which features you want and which you don’t, selecting a package that suits your needs and your budget.
A virtual office can give the appearance of a big business, even if you are working from the comfort of your own home. In turn, you may reap the benefits of appearing this way to your clients.
Paul James writes for Anvic, a firm offering virtual office services.