How can my freelance business benefit from a virtual office?

If you’re unsure whether your next office should be virtual, our list of business benefits should help make up your mind.

Build your business by making the right impression, saving costs on a physical workspace and getting help with call answering.

Read on for five perks to making your office a virtual one…

Save money
Business rates, utilities and insurance aren’t a concern when using a virtual business address. Virtual offices start at just £35 per month.

Create the right impression
As a freelancer your reputation counts for everything and it can be difficult to appear professional while working independently from your front room. A virtual address reassures your clients that you’re running a well established business in a prestigious location. Rather than receiving calls to a personal mobile, receptionists can deal with enquiries and give the impression that your company employs a wider team.

You’ll have somewhere to meet
The benefits of a virtual office are more tangible than you might think. Many providers will offer meeting rooms and day offices for some face-to-face time with important clients. These usually come equipped with complimentary refreshments, and audiovisual equipment for any conference calls you might need to make too.

Leave call answering to the experts
If you need to lighten your workload, a virtual office could be the perfect solution. With front of house staff picking up phone calls you’re time can be freed up to concentrate on running  your business.

Test your business in a new location
Could your business perform better in an industry hotspot? Is there more of an appetite for your services in one part of the country over another? Securing a bricks and mortar office takes far more time than arranging a virtual workspace and traditional settings often come with lengthy leases. A virtual office allows you to take advantage of flexible contracts and put your business to the geography test in a fraction of the time.


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