When it comes to virtual offices, there are a lot of them to choose from. This is why we have put together this guide. We want to help you to choose the right one for you!
If you are a small business operating out of the comfort of your own home, then you will want to get a virtual office address at the very minimum. This is because you will find it very difficult to get suppliers and clients to deal with you if you use the address of a residential property. To them, it does not seem very professional.
When you are looking for a virtual office address, it is likely that you are going to want to choose a location that is close to your home, maybe in a nearby city. This way you will be able to go and collect your own mail. In addition to this, it means that you will be able to utilise some of the other benefits that virtual offices have.
If you are a small business that regularly meets with clients, you may benefit from selecting a virtual office which has meeting rooms or conference rooms that you can use. This, again, will help your company to see a bit more professional.
In addition to this, you may want to look for a company that is able to offer a telephone answering service. Since you are a small company, it is unlikely that you will have the funds needed to get somebody to answer the phone all the time. This means that you may end up losing sales. With a telephone answering service, you will never have to miss a call again!
Finally, there are some virtual offices which may offer ad-hoc working spaces for you. It may cost a small amount more to use these working spaces, but it is worth it. It is great for socialization. It also means that you are able to separate your working environment from your home environment.
You are located in a small town or village
While there is nothing wrong with your business being located in a smaller place, if you really want to make it big internationally, or even in the United Kingdom, you are going to want to have an address which really ‘pops’ out. Let’s say that you are located in Chichester (great place!), it does not necessarily have the allure than an address in London may have.
You may benefit from some of the other services a virtual office may offer, but your main priority should be a virtual office which has a decent address. If they have a mail forwarding system, that is going to be even better for you!
You want to target clients in a specific area
This one is simple. You are going to want to choose a virtual office location somewhere close to that area, maybe a major city located nearby. This will make it easier to deal with local clients. You may even want a place with meeting rooms that you will be able to use.