Professionals from the finance sector have been relying on virtual office services for many years now. Virtual offices are a great way to keep overheads low whilst still maintaining a professional business profile. With the facility to rent conference rooms to meet with clients, virtual offices offer the best of both worlds. If you are an accountant that is currently working out of an office, you may wonder what the benefits of switching to a virtual office are. Let’s have a quick look at why accountants are moving to virtual offices.
They Provide Flexibility
Flexibility is one of the main advantages of having a virtual office for any business owner. There are several different virtual office packages available that we offer to our customers to allow them to choose the exact services for their needs. Some members have a virtual office for a few months in the year during busy periods. Others prefer to have one all year round.
Having a virtual office address is an ideal way to give a more professional outlook for potential clients. This is particularly important for accountants who are dealing with the likes of HMRC on a regular basis. It would look extremely unprofessional if they were to operate using their home address.
A Virtual Office Protects Confidentiality
Protecting private and confidential information is an important part of any accountant’s job. Many virtual office providers will also provide access to additional services for their members. Whether you require the secure drop-off and pick-up of documents, locked file storage or secure document shredding there are lots of local businesses who you will be able to rely on. The virtual office themselves should be able to provide the basic scanning, copying and printing services within your monthly fee.
Additional Useful Services
Another less obvious reason why accountants are moving to virtual offices is networking. As we have already mentioned, virtual office spaces often have such a mixture of businesses operating from them. They are a great way to extend your network and grow your accountancy business. This also means that you have easy access to additional services. For example, if you are struggling with the administrative side of things, a virtual office could work really well for you. As well as an on-site receptionist, like here at Venture Offices we provide mail-handling, call answering and many more administrative services as part of our packages.
By using virtual office services you will have more time to focus on the revenue-generating parts of your business. Combining the facilities of a virtual office and the services of a virtual assistant will both help to grow and scale your accountancy business.
If you would like any further information about the services and packages that we offer here at Venture Offices, please contact us on 01205 809 222. With prices starting from as little as £12, what do you have to lose?!