Having your own business can be both a blessing and a curse: On one hand, you are your own boss, you make your own rules. On the other hand, the responsibility for success is on you – you have to make it happen.
The recipe for success isn’t the same for every business, but there is one way you can definitely improve your success: rent a virtual office.
A virtual office functions much like a regular full-time office, but at a much cheaper price. You get a professional business address, usually in a nice office building, along with a virtual receptionist and rentable meeting space, among other amenities. But the most important thing you get with a virtual office is the opportunity for your business to reach the next level. Here are three ways a virtual office can help you power forward:
Provide a Virtual Receptionist/Assistant: Are you self-employed or working alone? That can put a big strain on your time, and keeping up with small tasks can prohibit you from focusing on bigger projects. A virtual receptionist can take away a lot of the day-to-day responsibilities, such as answering the phone and receiving mail and packages. For just a fraction of what it costs to hire your own employee, a virtual receptionist can free you up to get more work done.
Give your office a prime Google Places search result: Have you ever done a Google search for a nearby business? When you do, you’ll notice that some local results appear near the top of the search results page, with a business address and phone number. These are “Google Places” results, and they are always given that higher priority on the results page. If you work from home, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get a Google Places result – and even if you do, now you’re home address has taken priority placement on an internet search page, so forget about privacy. A virtual office can give you a dedicated Google Places search result, which will make you easier to find for business contacts and potential clients. And as a recent Google study has shown, Google Places can be extremely beneficial to a business.
Allow you to have access to professional meeting space: If a client wanted to meet with you tomorrow, where would you go? To a coffee shop? It’s not the most professional setting for talking business. With a virtual office, you can rent a conference room or individual office on an as-needed basis. Depending on the virtual office you choose, conference rooms can be equipped with audio/visual equipment and Wi-Fi access. Whether you want to meet with a business contact every day of the week or once a month, a virtual office will give you the flexibility you desire. And your virtual receptionist can set it all up.
Don’t let your business struggle to keep pace in the new digital world. Rent a virtual office today and see how it can kick your business into high gear.