Virtual offices are a great way to grow a business as they allow you to keep overheads low, whilst maintaining a professional outlook and therefore attracting new clients. They provide all of the services and facilities you would expect to find in a traditional office space, but with the added bonus of more flexibility. With a virtual office you are in complete control and can choose what is going to work best for your business.
Commercial Office Space or Virtual Office?
Whether you need a private office space for a couple of days a week, or need somewhere to bring together your remote team to collaborate on a project, a virtual office could be the solution. It can be tempting to dive straight in and lease a commercial office space as your team starts growing, but there are other options out there. Here are some instances where a virtual office may be the right choice for your business:
1. You want to keep costs low – by spending less money on rent and office space, you will have more funds readily available to help grow the business.
2. You travel regularly – having an office space no matter where you are located in the world is much nicer than working out of coffee shops regularly. Many virtual office providers have multiple locations that you can access from one membership.
3. You have a remote team – with a virtual office you no longer have to worry about paying for an office space that is barely being used. Also, if you choose a virtual office provider with multiple locations this is even better if your team is geographically dispersed.
4. You want an office space that can change as your business grows – a virtual office allows you to scale your business up or down and not worry about paying for space you aren’t using.
What To Look For In A Virtual Space
There are a few things you should consider when researching virtual office spaces, to ensure you choose the right one for your business:
You want an office space that is not only convenient for you and your team, but also easily accessible for clients and visitors. If a prestigious business address will help to boost your profile, choose a virtual office in a well-known area.
If you need to keep your cash reserves high in order to finance the growth of your business, you might want to consider price. Virtual offices often provide a selection of packages to choose from, so you can tailor the services you have access to.
Some providers require monthly commitments, whilst others allow you to hire out meeting rooms and office space for the day. Take the time to look at a few virtual office spaces and find the one that is best for your needs.
If you are going to use a virtual office space to host meetings with potential customers, you might want to consider the facilities on offer. Can you provide them with drinks and beverages? Are there printers available in case they need to print any documents?
By having the right people around you, this can really help with business growth. It is always a good idea to ask a virtual office provider about other businesses that are also working out of the same space. It may be an idea to ask if there are any networking events held on a regular basis, for example.
At Venture Offices, we are committed to help businesses grow and provide a range of services within our virtual office packages. We would love to scale your business too – to find out more please give us a call on 01205 809222.