So you’ve heard the term virtual office address being tossed around the internet or in different articles you read and you’re wondering if a virtual address for business might be the right choice for you. This article explains what they are, why you might want one and how to go about getting one.
What is a virtual office address?
We’re all familiar with the traditional office – a building where everyone meets in a centralised place to conduct business. A virtual office address is the same concept except that instead of having a physical address for your business, you use the address of a virtual office provider.
For example, our physical offices are located in Milton – about 7 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. If you were to organise a virtual office address and phone number through us, we would be able to set up a unique phone number for your business and you’d be able to use our physical address to route all your mail and add to your business cards, marketing material, letterheads, etc.
Why would I want a virtual office address?
There are many reasons businesses use a virtual office address. Let’s say you’re a business that predominately works online like an e-commerce store, a travelling accountant or you work from home. To go to the trouble of renting or leasing an office that you’re not going to use doesn't make any sense and with the ability to work from almost anywhere these days (depending on your business) there are many businesses that find themselves having ‘no fixed address’.
A virtual office address is the perfect solution for any business that finds it might need ‘an office address without the office’, so to speak.
What are the benefits of a virtual office address?
First off there’s the time you save on not commuting every day. So you can save at least an hour if not more every day for each employee – over a year, that starts to really build up.
Because staff aren’t set to rigid times to be in the office, if they need to pop out to see their daughter’s school play or take their dog to the vet, they won’t need to take a full day off. This means less holidays are wasted and more work can get done!
If you have a potential staff member in another city – even another country, this won’t be an issue if you’re running from a virtual office as there’s no set time that anyone needs to be in the office.
Having a virtual office gives your business a paradigm shift from monitoring when people clock in and clock out, to whether or not they achieve their goals on time. There’s no use having people get to work on time and leave on time if they’re not completing their tasks.
Having a goal-oriented output process means you will really be able to see who’s putting in the work and who isn’t.
How do I get a virtual office address?
This is the easy part – all you need to do is call us on 1800 629 143 or contact us and we can have you set up in as little as 24 hours.