Choosing A Virtual Office

5 Tips On Choosing A Virtual Office

With the increase of mobile technology, companies are letting more employees work remotely.

1. Cost

An advantage of remote work is less money spent on offices and meeting spaces.You don’t need as elaborate of an office if you don’t expect to have your full workforce working there.

While some permanent office locations could cost similar to virtual offices, virtual offices usually have shorter lease lengths. This gives you more flexibility while paying the same amount (if not less).

2. Accessibility 

Not every virtual office space will give you 24/7 access.Make sure that you find a virtual office that aligns with your work schedule; otherwise, you’ll be wasting a whole lot of money! In addition, you’ll still need your office to be accessible to clients.

3. Service Offerings

Make sure your virtual office has everything you need.

If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you’ll need plenty of features with your office. You’ll need a business mailbox. Also, you’ll probably need an internet connection, plenty of power outlets, printers, and many other things. Don’t just look for the necessities; some virtual office spaces go above and beyond with catering, business services like stamp machine, Fed-Ex, UPS, printer and other conveniences.

4. Appearance

Try to pick a virtual office space that matches your personality and brand. Not only will you work better, but your workspace will appear more congruent to others (aka clients).

5. Confidentiality

Do you do business in a highly-confidential field like law? You’ll need to be extra careful when selecting your virtual office space. With documents going in and out of your office via multiple avenues, you’ll want to make sure everything is secure. Is the internet secure? Are you the only one allowed to check your mailbox? Those are important questions to know the answer to in more confidential industries.

6. Go Remote

When picking a virtual office location, treat the process similar to as if you were picking a permanent office location for an “in-house” company.