All the benefits of a great business address, with none of the overheads.
Let’s face it; whether we like it or not, first impressions are everything. When it comes to deciding whether to work with, buy from, or invest in a business, most people aren’t afraid to make snap judgements.
How your business is perceived, and sometimes how seriously you are taken, is often tied up in where you’re based. This is especially true if your business relies on location. For example, imagine an estate agent is selling property in Norwich city centre. Part of the service home buyers seek from a business like this is local expertise: if a potential customer tries to contact the business and sees that their head office is in Ipswich, they might be unconvinced and go elsewhere.
Similarly, if you’re seeking finance for your fledgling business, giving potential investors your home address probably doesn’t convey the most professional of images. But professional premises can be expensive, and for a start-up or small business, funding them isn’t always possible.
So, just how do you ensure your business looks credible without actually incurring the cost of a shiny new office and all the extras that go with it?
A virtual office is the ideal solution. With this service, you can officially register your business at a desirable, central address that is suitable for your business. There’s no need to rent a physical office space, or spend money on insurance, furniture and extra staffing. Instead, you can pay a fraction of the cost to set up your virtual office, and use your new registered business address on all your marketing materials including your business cards, letterheads and website.
It isn’t just material costs you could save on. Time spent answering calls, processing paperwork and sorting out deliveries can cut valuable chunks out of your day. Many virtual office services also offer administration support, mail handling and even bookkeeping.
But, virtual offices aren’t just for small or start up businesses. They’re a valuable tool in expanding an existing or growing business, and moving into new regions. Setting up a virtual office is a great way to test the viability of the new area, without going the whole hog and kitting out an expensive new office. It supplies the new branch of your business with local credibility, vital for securing customers in your new neighbourhood.
Here at The Union Building, we offer a variety of virtual office services available from as little as £35 per month, which are suitable to support any size of business.