Lots of people have had time during the past couple of years to really rethink how they want to live their lives. As a result, we have seen a huge uptake of people leaving the traditional 9-5 and starting up their own businesses. The entrepreneurial drive across the country has never been higher, and if you are one of those people it is important to set the correct foundations for your business.
It may well be possible to have a business that is churning out millions of pounds, and doing so on the comfort of your own sofa. However that doesn’t necessarily give the most professional look. It is often the case with new startups that business is going well and the money is rolling in, but there is a lack of a professional mailing address.
Why Have A Business Address?
A business address is one of the best ways to gain a professional identity. When starting up a business you need to register with Companies House and HMRC, so having a business address will make you look much more official. Whilst it is absolutely fine to use your home address in the initial stages, this can negatively impact your corporate identity.
To combat this, and to give your customers more trust that you are running a legitimate business, a virtual business address is the best idea. This will allow you to receive all of your official correspondence in one place, and will give your business a more professional outlook.
A Rising Trend
You don’t have to be a startup business in order to have a virtual business address either, they are a rising trend in well-established multinational corporate companies too. The changing work trends that have happened as a result of the pandemic have made virtual offices more normal, and they are becoming more and more popular.
Here are a few benefits of virtual offices:
- The majority of virtual offices provide a virtual business address at a prime location.
- With a virtual mailing address you can use this on your emails and promotional material.
- You will often have access to a trained receptionist who can help with some of your administrative duties.
- You will still be able to access the basic services that a normal (non-virtual) business would have access to.
How To Get A Virtual Mailing Address
The first thing to do is find a good virtual office like Venture Offices. Consider your needs as a business owner and whether the virtual office provider you are looking at can fulfil those needs. Although you may not need something like a telephone answering service to begin with, it is always worth looking at the additional services they provide. Something like that could really help to improve the reputation of your business, so don’t overlook the idea.
Choosing a location is the next thing you need to do. Not only should you think about being close to the commercial centre of a city, but also how accessible it is to get to. You don’t want your clients to struggle to reach you via public transport as that doesn’t give a good first impression!
Once you have chosen the location, services you need and the specific virtual office package that is right for your needs you are good to proceed. If you would like any help with choosing the best virtual office for your business, contact us today and our team will be happy to advise you.