Category Archives: Working from home

The rise of the virtual office

The rise of the virtual office

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).

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Mail Forwarding UK: Ideal for home based businesses


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

Part of a family business? We’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch if you’re part of a family business!

Offering the services that we do; London based mail forwarding and virtual office solutions, it’s not surprising that a fair portion of our customers are running a business from home. It’s also then safe to assume that a number of these businesses are family businesses.

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

4 reasons why home workers should use a virtual office

A Virtual Office can provide a number of benefits for the homeworker

Technology has changed the traditional way in which companies conduct their business. Virtual offices are becoming more and more popular, especially amongst home workers as companies shift from the conventional office settings. So how can a virtual office help you and your business function and blossom? Here are 4 reasons why you should use a virtual office:

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.

Cost effective

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.

This post was by Denise Prescod at MadeSimpleFind Denise on Google+