The digital revolution has brought about many changes to the workplace. The recent pandemic that we are living through has only helped to accelerate these changes. There has been an increased need for flexibility when it comes to office space. This is particularly true for businesses that now run their teams remotely. For many, it has been a real eye-opener as they have seen the benefits of a flexible office setup
Traditionally, it was a case of providing 4 walls, a roof and some desks for office workers to sit at. There is a reduced need for a permanent office style set-up in the workplace, and employers are integrating more agile spaces within their offices.
Fully serviced offices
For many new start-up businesses that sell services as opposed to products, they don’t need the traditional office space to store physical goods. This means there has been a rise in demand for fully-equipped offices where business owners can just get straight into. Serviced offices are equipped with everything new business owners need in order to launch their business. At a low monthly cost and everything all in, these have become very popular.
What this means is that many digital entrepreneurs can walk into a fully functional office that is ready to go. There is no extra hassle of working out the logistics of renting premises and setting up an office to suit their needs.
Virtual office options
For those newer businesses who are still looking to keep overheads low and may struggle with the cost of a fully serviced office, virtual offices are a great middle-ground. Particularly for those who are self-employed or sole traders running their home-based businesses.
There are many benefits to having a virtual office – including a more professional business image, keeping your personal details out of the public domain, and an added sense of trust for your customers. What many people don’t realise about a virtual office is that you can also use them to outsource some of the day-to-day administrative tasks. From mail forwarding to telephone answering, there are lots of different virtual office packages designed to help business owners. By handling some of the more time-consuming tasks, you can allocate more time to growing your business.
Flexible office services are scalable
Another of the benefits of a flexible office setup is that it allows you to scale your business quickly. This can be done without the need to tie up large amounts of capital or damaging your revenue. Meaning more investment can be made in the areas of the business that produce the highest returns. This can be the difference between success and failure. There have been many good companies that eventually failed because their expansion was not correctly funded.
Even if you run a business from home, virtual office providers like us here at Venture Offices can still provide you with benefits you would get from having your own office.
In the early stages of running a business, a virtual office provides you with everything you need to grow. All without the expense of physical office space. With a variety of virtual office packages, you can start off on our Bronze tier which gives you the following:
- Registered business address
- Mail handling
- Mail forwarding (subject to additional charges)
- Company details listed on our website
- Links to your company website
Then as your business expands and you are struggling to manage your time due to increased workload, you could move up. For example, the Gold package has the added extras of calls being answered in your company name, and message forwarding.
For more information on the virtual office packages that we provide, please contact us on 01205 809 222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org where our team are on hand to answer any questions you may have.