No matter what type of business you are in, there is some element of competition going on. You are in competition with other providers in the minds of your prospects. They are trying to find the best solution for their needs, and you are trying to convince them that you are that best choice. In critical decisions such as these, potential clients look at the tiniest of factors to make their choice. Anything that even hints at a lack of professionalism will make the client look elsewhere.
That’s why it’s so important to make sure that your company has the “look” of professionalism – even if you’re operating out of your spare room. If you’re not ready for a full-time office space, a virtual office can boost your professional image and help you land clients that may have previously been out of your reach.
Here are six reasons why you should consider a virtual office.
- Phone handling
Having a virtual receptionist answer your phone calls with your company name and having clients transferred to a voicemail system, or directly to your personal phone, will make a great first impression. Compare that to most entrepreneurs who hurriedly answer their own phones.
- Business address
If your clients are local, they know a residential address when they see one. Even if they are across the country, having a suite number in a major city makes a great impression. You can put this prestigious address on your website, business cards and company letter head.
- Mail handling
Why crowd your personal mailbox with business mail that could get easily lost or damaged? With a virtual office, all of your business mail is collected and delivered to your home in one package. There’s very little delay in delivery and you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing that your important documents are received and handled safely.
- Conference and meeting space
If you ever need a place to meet with clients, you can always use the physical office of your virtual office space. This is very convenient if you live just outside of the major metropolitan area where your virtual office is located. Meeting with a client in your office space will give a much better impression than asking them to meet you at the local Starbucks.
- Develop branch offices quickly and easily
With CloudVO, you can spread your business across the country with virtual offices in several major cities. Having an office in each major city makes your company competitive with other major companies in your field.
- Keep your home life and your business life separate
When you use a home phone number and home address for your business, you run the risk of having an important call or, even worse, a client drop in at the most inopportune time. Using a virtual office helps you keep your business compartmentalized away from your personal life. Not only will this help you stay more professional but you’ll be able to keep your office life from interrupting your personal life.