When it comes to running a smart business, everyone is looking for ways to increase productivity, reduce spending and run their business in a more streamlined fashion. There are multiple ways to do this and many companies look at how they can optimise their office setup.
One way businesses utilise a smart office setup is to have workers around the country work in the environment that best suits them. This could be a home based office, a shared office space, the local cafe or even sitting in a park with mobile internet. Everyone is different and increasing your productivity is something that is as personal as it is unique.
This is where a virtual office can come into play and many businesses are starting to realise the benefits of virtual offices.
Tip: If you’re not sure what a virtual office is, check out our article What is a virtual office, how do they work and do I need one?
Why do companies use virtual offices?
There’s a wide range of reasons why businesses decide to use a virtual office and we’re going to run through a few of them below. If you find that your business fits into one of these categories and you would like to know more about setting up a virtual office, please call us on 1800 629 143 and we would be happy to chat with you.
The one man band
Many people that run a consultancy or one-person business work out of a home based business or find themselves on the road a lot. Having a personal or home address on your business marketing collateral is something that not everybody wants to do, so a virtual office enables you to have a Brisbane CBD address, without having to go to the expense of renting or leasing an office in the CBD.
The added benefit of using our virtual office solutions is that you can utilise our meeting rooms anytime you need should the occasion arise that you need to meet with a client in the city.
The home based business
There are many benefits to working from home. No office rental, no commuting into the city, work your own hours and you can have your office set up however you like. The one big drawback working from home is that if you want to meet clients or put an address on your marketing collarotall, you are listing your home address, which may be a security issue if you have expensive equipment or lots of stock.
A virtual office gives you the opportunity to list a business address that’s different to your home address without the expense or inconvenience of renting or leasing office space.
The spread out team
Sometimes the best person for the job isn’t always in your city, or even your state. Having workers scattered throughout the country is becoming more and more common, particularly for online based businesses. This type of work setup not only enables you to have the best people for the job but have a presence in many different places throughout the state or country.
The difficult part of this type of team setup is deciding which address to have as your business address. Having a virtual address for business gives you the option of utilising a city based address without having to actually have an office in the city. Some companies even set up virtual addresses in each capital city of the states they have team members in (but you certainly don’t have to do that).
The ‘online-only’ business
You may run an e-commerce website or a consultancy business that only offers services through an online medium. These types of businesses usually have no permanent fixed address as work can be done from anywhere in the world. The downside to this type of business is that customers’ anxiety about purchasing online is greatly increased if there’s no contact details or address for a business and you’re likely to impact on your conversion rate.
Having a virtual address gives customers that peace of mind knowing the business is established and has gone to the effort of getting an address.
When developing or working in a startup, budget is always the thing that runs on a shoestring. Having a virtual address gives startups the opportunity to have a business address without the expense of renting inner city office space. This combined with the ability to utilise meeting rooms, training rooms or shared office space is an added bonus!
Do any of these sound like you?
If you fit into one of the categories above and would like to find out more information about our Brisbane virtual office services, please check out our services page and call us on 1800 629 143 and we would be more than happy to talk to you about your requirements.