Sep 13, 2014
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There’s a new trend on the rise. Traditional offices are slowly losing their charm. Most businesses nowadays are opting for virtual offices for a variety of reasons ranging from saving costs, convenience, and to give their businesses an image they can be proud of. Here are a few reasons why virtual offices are the new reality.
Location: Location is one of the most important things in business. Where your office is located plays a big role in success. Moreover, the type of office you have also matters a great deal. If you’re a new business looking to make it big, having your office in an accessible, centrally located area is vital.
Image: Virtual Offices are a major draw now, mostly for the benefits that are unique to this type of workspace. They appeal to individual consultants and freelancers as well as small businesses. On their own, most start-ups and small businesses might not be able to cover the costs of a full-blown office, especially in multiple locations. This is where virtual offices shine. You can get an office located in a professional office and claim it as your own, for as long as you need to.
Benefits fit for a king (or CEO)
The need and demand for virtual offices has risen drastically since 2005 when the concept was introduced by international players in the office space scene. Since then, their popularity has only risen, mostly due to the flexibility they offer.
Virtual offices also come with many benefits. They come equipped with all the facilities like furniture, internet connectivity, mail and call handling and forwarding, for when you’re not at the location and other, more important benefits like board rooms as and when you need them.
One of the most important draws to virtual offices is the cost-effectiveness. Most new companies, start-ups and small enterprises can’t really afford to spend on large office spaces in prime locations, especially when their capital can be put to better use.
Virtual offices come with a lot of flexible arrangements such as renting only when you need an office, for as short or as long a length of time you need. You’re also not tied into any long-term contracts like most office space leases are. This serves to vastly lower overhead costs when it comes to workspace rentals, allowing small businesses to utilize the amount saved on improving and boosting their business.
Virtual Offices are a major help to small agencies, especially when they work in cities other than where they are based. Having an office in your home town, or working from home might work in most cases but when you’re in another city, finding the appropriate professional workspace that impresses can be hard. This is where virtual offices can work to your benefit.
You can hold your meetings or conduct business in a completely managed, professional setting. You can also advertise your business as having an office in other cities as a draw, just by having a virtual workspace there.
There is much more to virtual workspaces than we can reasonably fit here but, this is definitely one workspace trend that is here to stay!
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