Future of Work
Reasons to consider a virtual office address
By Nicole Attias
COVID-19 has proven to be a hard time for many business owners and professionals.
The pandemic situation has impacted the way we work, and forced us to reflect upon what we want. For many, this has resulted in continuing to work from home and virtually. For others, it’s meant starting a brand new virtual business entirely.
Having a virtual address via a co-working situation truly gives you the freedom to work from anywhere while continuing to hold the benefits of a mailing address. You don’t need to worry about giving out your personal address, or being home to collect your mail.
It’s a solution for digital nomads or those who can work from home. Not everyone wants to get into a monthly or long-term office lease, and this is why co-working is so attractive.
5 benefits to having a virtual office address
- Being seen as a professional: rather than using your home address for business, a virtual address is great avenue for being taken more seriously when starting something new.
- Cost savings: A physical address for your business without having to rent an office is a great cost savings, mostly during such unprecedented times.
- Having different locations: You can choose to have your company address in any city in the world.
- Being versatile: Access to on-demand professional meeting space booked online (boardrooms, podcast room, offices by the day or hour).
- Meeting with clients in a professional space: This beats a noisy coffee shop, hotel lobby or pub.
Co-working provides people with the privacy of working from home, while making their business look more established. If you run your business from home, you can still have your business address in a professional, commercial space and have the flexibility to book meetings with clients or hold workshops or events at the co-working space.
Your customers do not need to know that your office is in your house. And if you get lonely working from home, you can always do drop-in co-working days at your co-working space, where your business has it’s address.
Starting a new business is challenging enough. Having options such as co-working makes sense for many people.
You will be taken seriously, heard, trusted and have the opportunity to start your new professional journey the right way in the earliest stages.
Nicole Attias is a business writer and prospect coach based in Toronto. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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