Although it is important to have face to face contact and to be visible when managing your employees, times are changing as flexible working becomes more popular. Advances in technology have made this more possible than ever before.
Virtual offices provide businesses with the perception of having a physical office in a preferred location without the costs and overheads involved. They provide companies the benefit of having a business address, call handling and a receptionist without the physical space, or employee overheads.
Many also offer meeting rooms, hot-desking facilities and virtual PA services. This is ideal for start-ups to growing businesses. Perception is important in business. Clients prefer to engage with established companies with a strong base, location can also make a difference. It is significantly cheaper to have a virtual office service rather than leasing an office.
There is also a much greater degree of flexibility that comes with going virtual as you can choose where you want to work each day, you can work from home or go mobile. Your company is not tied down in the same way as you would be if you were leasing an office. This makes it easier to grow and expand, especially when your business is just starting out.
At Oberoi Business Hub we see many businesses start out with us using a virtual office, then add on hot-desking and call answering and eventually get a serviced office when they feel they have significantly grown and they are happy with the address their businesses is located at. You may be surprised at how quick and easy it is to set up a virtual office address.