The COVID pandemic has caused every industry to greatly shift. If you are a business owner, you understand how difficult it has been to adapt your product or service to fit the needs of customers while maintaining proper protocols to keep employees and customers safe.
Technology has greatly expanded over the past decade, making it much easier to work from home or virtually.
A Home Address Is Unprofessional
If your business does not require a physical office, you may have thought of using your home address as your business listing. Using your home address is very unprofessional. When potential customers are directed to your address through your website or business card, they will see your home. They will feel that you do not have a professional work establishment and may seek other companies.
So, how do you change this? Virtual offices are a great option. They provide you with a real business mailing address. It will keep your home address private and give your business a professional appearance.
A virtual office is more than just an address. Companies providing virtual office services have a wide range of packages. Do you need someone to answer after-hours calls and triage the important ones to your cell phone? Do you need a boardroom to meet with potential investors?
Virtual offices provide all of these services and more including:
- Printing services
- Private coworking stations
- Secretarial services
- Board and meeting rooms
Cut Overhead Costs
You will have all of the benefits of a physical office without the costs. You will not have to furnish an office building. You do not have to clean, maintain, or upgrade equipment. Employees can use the space for meetings but will not have to commute daily to work. You also will not have to pay to lease office space.
Other bills that you do not have to pay include:
- Janitorial staff
- IT support
Virtual offices greatly lower your overhead costs. When you add up all of these costs, they greatly exceed the cost of contracting with a company providing virtual office space.
Expand the Applicant Pool
A physical address limits your pool of applicants. When applicants are looking for a job, they will only apply to positions that they are able to commute to and from their homes. Virtual offices allow for a much larger applicant pool, as everything is performed virtually. You can hire employees from all over the country and the world.