For many years, the looming thought of moving out of your home office and into your leased premises was a time of excitement but also great angst. You couldn’t wait to be in a ‘real’ office because that meant you had pushed beyond the confines of your home office setup, your workload was increasing and you were ready to take that first big step into the world of business.
Another part of you was full of worry and rightfully so. Committing to a lease, voluntarily choosing to take on a significant bill each month and having the additional responsibility of maintaining and cleaning the premises are all likely to play on your mind.
Today, however, things are different. Nowadays, we have a plethora of options when it comes to where/what we call our workspace. Click here to compare a traditional ‘brick-and-mortar’ with a coworking facility, a serviced office and a virtual office.
Why Choose a Virtual Office?
A virtual office offers much more flexibility other office types. With a virtual office, you can have an address at a sought-after location for a fraction of the price you would normally expect to pay. This kind of flexibility allows you to conduct your business the way you had planned without having to succumb to a ‘brick and mortar’ lifestyle. When your business grows, the office can grow in size with you and if you want to downscale for a few months for any reason, you have that choice.
It’s this flexibility that makes ‘going virtual’ a fantastic choice for startups. But what are some of the other ways that you can grow your startup business with a virtual office?
Take Advantage of the Low Costs
One of the most attractive things that virtual offices have to offer is very low overheads. In fact, when you compare them with a traditional office setup, the difference is night and day. For a startup business your costs add up very quickly and it often feels like you can’t get a handle on your outgoings.
With the savings you make from choosing a virtual office solution, you can reinvest the money back into your new business and help it to grow.
Having a business address in a prestigious part of town is without a doubt, one of the biggest advantages of virtual offices for all businesses, but especially startups. Ordinarily, an address in one of these buildings would be prohibitively expensive. However, with a virtual office setup, you can have the address you always dreamed of for your business.
Utilising an address like this gives startups an opportunity to lead with their best foot forward. Not only will you have a prestigious address that you can be proud of and will impress clients, you will also have access to top-class boardroom and meeting facilities, a dedicated secretary, mail services, fax and much more.
Managing an office properly takes time and effort. With a virtual office, you don’t have the responsibility of organising where you will go to lunch that day, organising a cleaning schedule or choosing who is going to pick up the flowers for your colleague gone on maternity leave.
By not wasting time on these mundane tasks, you can get back to doing what you do best, growing your business.
Avoid Office Setup Hassel
In a more traditional office setting, you would need to spend time finding the office, measuring for furniture, painting, hiring a secretary and other support staff for the office.
With a virtual office setup, simply make a booking and hey presto, you have a fully operational, state-of-the-art office to work from, complete with back-office support and the ability to grow your business without any startup hassle.