Raise your hand if you’ve had to work from home this year? How about if you’ve had to work anywhere that is not your traditional office? Face it, 2020 has been an adjustment for everyone for a long list of reasons, but if it’s taught companies anything, it is that work can be done, and done well, in places that are not the traditional office.
For many small, service-based businesses, working from a home office is a good solution, but sometimes there’s a need for a few of the resources a brick and mortar business possesses. Enter, the virtual office as a solution.
What is a virtual office?
Regardless if your office is located in a spare room or the kitchen, a virtual office provides businesses with the luxury of a physical address and office services without the big overhead, rent and administrative staff.
If security or safety is a concern and you don’t want to put your home address on business cards or a website, than a virtual office is a good option. You can use that address to get mail without actually moving your entire office. It also offers the ability to have meetings and video conferences that are not at the local coffee shop. By using a virtual office for a video meeting, it eliminates the fear of a child roller skating in the background, (which happened to one of our clients), dogs barking and other distractions.
Basically, a virtual office is having the ability to use office resources at a local business for a monthly fee.
Who benefits from a virtual office
COVID-19 has made meetings and networking different than what many of us are used to, and for businesses run out of a home it can be more of a challenge when local restaurants and coffee houses don’t offer dine-in services or limit the amount of people allowed inside. Choosing to invest in virtual space gives business owners the freedom to host meetings in a secure and sanitized environment that can accommodate social distancing guidelines if necessary.
If your business is looking for ways to limit distractions and maintain a sense of security at home, consider a virtual office.
To Your Success,
The Offices at Spenryn