When should I start my Virtual Office?
Have you outgrown your home-based business? If you have, chances are good that a virtual office is the most cost effective and best fitting option available. Come find out why from the leader
in Virtual Offices in Southwest Florida.
So you’ve been working out of your garage or home office for a while and business is starting to get good. The home phone and cell phone are ringing. Do customers hear a consistent business message, or just “hulloh”? You might even be ready to hire a good employee, or impress an investor. The problem is, not many people want to purchase, work, or invest in, your garage. Before you have invited a prospective customer, employee or investor to the coffee shop for that second meeting, it is time to have professional meetng facilities.
What are the benefits of a virtual office?
1. Professional meeting rooms and secretarial services to host your clients and prospects.
2. A single company phone number that connects your team no matter how far away your telecommuters/employees reside. It doesn’t even matter if they are traveling salesmen. It’s a cohesive company image.
3. A single mailing address.
4. For your out of the area employee who visits once a month, they have an office while they are in town that comes complete with everything, even a cup and coffee to put in it.
5. Cloud Computing. You can store all of your company documents and applications on remote, secure servers. You will be able to work on these files from anywhere, on any computer, as long as you have web access. Your distant employees can have whatever access you grant them. Your sensitive data is safe. You don’t have to invest in servers and IT services.
How big should I be?
This is an exercise in estimation. However, once you begin hiring or seeking investors, you’ve almost always outgrown your home-based space.
Another good time to upgrade is when your business needs a highly professional appearance on a limited budget. It could be your next consulting firm perhaps. With a virtual office, you have a secretary when your prospects call and you also have a board room when it comes time to wow them with your proposal.
At ComCenter, we recommend that you begin using the virtual office telephone service as early as possible. You want your customers to have a positive first impression. Some Virtual Office Companies are really remote call centers, that might be thousands of miles away, using VOIP phone systems. Their telesecretaries don’t know you. They just answer your telephone calls from a script.
Our Virtual Assistants are generalists trained to serve you in many ways. They get to know you and say your name properly. They sit at the front reception desk so you can say Hello any time. They manage your mail service and they greet your clients when they arrive for a meeting. They help you to look good when it counts. What sort of plan is right for me?
Most virtual office centers offer their pricing in packages only, which means you often get a lot of fluff you don’t need. ComCenter offers services with ala carte pricing, meaning you buy what you need when you need it. There are advantages to both approaches depending on your business’ style.
If you are a business that is established and is transitioning wholly to the virtual workplace, then you should consider a plan rather than ala carte pricing. This is mainly because you are going to be using an array of services consistently, so you may as well get the best price possible.
If you are a start-up business, one that is only dabbling in going virtual, or one that is looking to expand business by adding a virtual division to your company, then ala carte pricing is likely best for you. When you’re not sure what you’re going to want to do, it’s best to stay flexible.
Whatever your needs, a virtual office is the right fit for you. There is no need for the informational wing of a business to be paying the absurd fees associated with the traditional office model. The traditional office is outmoded, outdated and an Achilles heel to many businesses. The virtual office is working for every size business from micro companies to Fortune 100 companies.
You need to find out what the virtual office can do for you. We’re here to help with that.
For more information on the virtual workplace and the virtual worker, keep poking around the ComCenter blog. We’re here to help you grow your business and we’re willing to do that any way we can.
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