With many businesses sending their staff home to work remotely during the past few months, business owners have been seriously considering whether the overheads of an office are justifiable. Could a virtual office be the solution you are looking for? Read on to find out whether a virtual office may be the right solution for your business.
Most new start-up businesses simply don’t have the budget to go and rent out a big office space. On the whole they tend to adopt a more ‘lean’ method of operating. By not spending money on premises and resources it allows you to spend it instead on growing your business.
Having a virtual office also eliminates the daily commute, which will give you and your team much more time to focus on the tasks at hand. Everyone is starting to ‘think virtual’ nowadays, and virtual PAs are becoming more popular. Why not look at virtual office packages that include call answering, mail forwarding and more admin services.
Of course, if you are running a larger business, moving from an established base to a virtual office may seem a little trickier. We would recommend doing this in stages, to give your staff the chance to get used to things. Start by introducing remote working, whilst still keeping your physical office to begin with.
Then when the time is right and your staff are settled, step away from your bricks-and-mortar office. You will soon start to see the savings roll in. You won’t be paying anything in rental costs, power, IT infrastructure, internet and all the rest of it!
Introduce Your Virtual Office Service Early
If you have decided that a virtual office is the right move for your business, it is best to proceed with this as soon as you can. It is important that your staff get used to the virtual office services as soon as possible. You may well be surprised at how much time it frees up, allowing them to concentrate on other areas of the business.
When you have staff working from home, and a team of virtual office workers communication is key. It is vitally important to keep communication flowing between the two. You don’t want to miss out on a big sale or project because there has been a mixed message between your virtual office call handlers and your team. There are some great software tools out there like Trello which can help keep all of your team in the loop.
Choosing The Right Provider
The main aim of using a virtual office is to reduce the daily reception and administrative duties of your staff. This will allow them to work on more important aspects of the business. If you are seriously considering a virtual office, there are lots of reasons why you should choose us, Venture Offices, as your provider.
Any business can choose to have a virtual office, no matter the size. The main priority is to keep outgoings low so that your business can grow quickly. With our virtual office packages, you can rest assured that our friendly team of employees will portray your business in the best possible way. That way when one of your customers calls in, they will be greeted professionally. It will be just as if you were on the other end of the phone.
If you are still unsure who to choose for your virtual office solution, please get in touch with us and we can run through our packages in further detail.