Owning a business no longer means working the 9-5 in a scratchy shirt amid arctic conditions (you can see which side I sit on in the office air-con war).
Many of the UK’s small businesses begin as home based operations. This is totally understandable when you consider that business owners may still be holding down a full-time job when starting out and working from home in their free time is the easiest way to test the waters. It also makes sense when you look at the astronomical costs involved with renting/buying office space. But one issue that running a business from home does bring up is credibility. Continue reading
Why do I bring this up? Because I’ve just read a great article on The Guardian’s Small Business Network: How to survive as a family-owned business. The article is by Mark Ormiston (of Ormiston Wire who’ve been around since 1793) and is well worth a read. However, Mark only touches on possible conflicts that can arise in family-run operations. Continue reading
Privacy of home address
You do not have to expose your private home address because a virtual office will provide you with a mailing address. Therefore you don’t have to display your home address on your website or business cards.
Having a business address allows you to conduct business in a professional manner and give a great impression. A recognisable address and phone number creates credibility.
Efficient business operation
A virtual office handles phone calls, business mail and parcels; essentials needed to run a successful business. This allows you to concentrate on the primary tasks for your business.
The cost of setting up an office can sink your business before it’s even had a chance to succeed. With a virtual office you do not have the burden of managing or renting a real office. It offers many of the benefits of having an office, without all the hassle.
For more information on what we can offer you, take a look at our virtual office packages.