The virtual office – how does it work and how can you benefit from one?
First of all, lets discuss what a Virtual Office is!
A virtual office provides an address (and sometimes communication) services for a fee, without providing dedicated office space.
A virtual office is a place where people can call, send mail or leave messages for you in a real-world environment, without physically having to be in the office.
Virtual office services offer a wide range of services from mailbox addresses, dedicated phone numbers, receptionist services and even message taking services. If you run a business from home or have a business that sees you travelling a lot, a virtual office will help you consolidate all your messages, phone calls, etc whilst having your calls answered, taking your messages and dealing with your physical mail.
A Virtual Office is a is a way of alleviating some of the challenges a small home business faces. These can include privacy concerns, the perception of your business within your market, and your ability to meet with clients in a professional environment just to name a few.
Below are 5 reasons why so many of our Hunter Clients choose to operate via a virtual office;
Perhaps the largest concern of any home-based business is sharing your home address with the world. By using the services of a Virtual Office you’ll not only convey a more professional image, you’ll also protect your privacy.
Search Engine Visibility
Search engines are a cost-effective channel for attracting new business, however with recent updates to Google’s local search algorithm, it has become significantly more difficult to rank your website for location-based searches if your office isn’t physically within that area. With a locally positioned Virtual Office, you can verify your location using Google’s postcard verification system and greatly increase your chances of showing up in the local map results.
First impressions count! A business mailing address a phone answering service gives your clients the impression that you operate from a professional space.
Private Meeting Spaces
Whilst some smaller clients won’t mind meeting at the local coffee shop or in your home office, discussing sensitive business information in public is not ideal. A Virtual Office from Maitland Serviced Offices gives you access to our professional meeting rooms to conduct client meetings, interviews or hold otherwise confidential conversations.
A Virtual Office package at Maitland Serviced Offices starts from $25 per week, giving you the benefits of a corporate office without the associated overheads.
If you’re currently running a home-based business and would like to improve your professional image an alleviate your privacy concerns, contact the team at Maitland Serviced Offices to discuss your options.
Maitland Serviced Office also offer short and long-term office solutions, meeting rooms and training rooms.
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