CloudVO Partner Compares Prices and Customer Reviews with Regus

It was not even close!

Our Northern California Partner (and sister company) Pacific Workplaces recently conducted a comprehensive comparison of Regus prices vs Pacific Workplaces  based on actual published prices, for a number of virtual office and meeting room bundle of services including:

  • Mail collection and forwarding
  • Digital Mail
  • Live phone answering
  • Bundled access to Day Offices (2 days and 5 days).

Pacific Workplaces also reported on the Regus customer reviews on Google and Yelp and compared them with its own, for each of the locations.

The methodology was the same in all 15 locations that were the object of this benchmarking effort, where nearby locations in buildings and shared office spaces of similar standings were targeted across both companies. The report published by Pacific Workplaces in all transparency includes all locations branded Pacific Workplaces, with no local spinning and no “pick & choose” element that could induce a competitive bias.

The analysis reports the price difference on a location-by-location basis which we can summarize as follows:

  • Regus Basic Mail Plans are 50%+ more expensive than at our CloudVO Northern California partner locations, on average.
  • Regus Virtual Office Packages, which add to the basic mail service a local phone, live answering services, and access to CloudVO Partner Pacific Workplaces versus Regus Price Analysis Blog Post2 days of day office each month, are on average 20%+ more expensive and considerably less flexible.
  • Regus Virtual Office Plus packages that provides 5-day access to day offices each month, on top of mail services, local phone number, and phone answering services, are on average close to 30% more expensive than at our Northern California partner locations, and infinitely less flexible.
  • Hourly rates on meeting rooms are over 70% more expensive. Really?
  • Customer Reviews on Yelp and Google also show big differences in favor of our Northern California partnering locations, often by a significant margin, based on several hundreds of reviews.

See details of this comparative analysis report on our partner Pacific Workplaces web site: Regus Price & Customer Review Comparison. There is also a paragraph that addresses the lack of price competitiveness of Regus in full time offices with reasons as to why.

Thank you Pacific Workplaces for sharing such a comprehensive bench-marking analysis.

Note that we have a few locations in Northern California with even more attractive prices for some of these virtual office services. Check them all on the San Francisco or California pages.

This result is consistent with our own research last year, when we conducted a comprehensive price benchmarking effort focused on hundreds of Regus and CloudVO meeting rooms in the U.S. that pointed to CloudVO meeting rooms being often 50% less expensive than Regus on an
apple-to-apple basis. See the report here.


About CloudVO

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms over 650 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Don’t Leave Your Clients Out In The Cold

Don’t leave your clients out in the cold. That’s what Virtual Offices are for!

Keith’s short video is not just hilarious; it gives a true sense for at least a couple of the key value drivers that plead in favor of virtual offices:

1) Convenience – Your home office may not be out in the snow like Keith’s, but chances are it’s not a convenient place to have a business meeting. Alternatives like meeting at Starbucks have limits, WRT privacy, amenities, or lack therefore. CloudVO features over 600 Virtual Office locations worldwide with multiple professional meeting rooms, part-time offices, and touchdown spaces in each center.

2) Brand & Image – Not all business transactions can be done online. People often want to know who they are dealing with. Meeting in a professional space will often inspire more confidence. At the minimum, it is more likely to support a productive meeting (for example with reliable Internet connection and projection tools). The concept of image here is not about “pretending” you have a big shot office in a nice building, this is about being efficient and effective. A productive meeting that you host will reflect positively on your brand, personal or corporate, which is related to, but goes way deeper than a superficial view of “image”. A virtual office provides this opportunity at a fraction of the cost of a full-time office in the same building.

3) Better Customer Service – If your virtual office plan includes the use of live phone answering service, you will ensure that your customer calls will always been promptly answered and that you will be less likely to miss an important prospect call if you are not able to answer the call directly. While a call is patched to you, you also have time to mentally prepare yourself, collect your thoughts, and make the caller feel he or she is your most important customer.

4) Low Cost – A virtual office is the most cost-efficient way to establish a strong local business identity at a fraction of the cost of a full-time office – even in a shared office space. Anywhere between 5-20% of the cost of a dedicated office, in our experience, depending upon the level of service you need.

The Cloud Office plans by CloudVO are designed to establish a strong local business identity, with a local phone number, live answering services, and 16 hours/month of free access to day offices and meeting rooms at many of its 600 locations. Their cost is typically in the $250 to $350 per month range, but Virtual Office plans can start as low as $50 with basic use of a building address and mail services; although most mail services would be in the $69 to $99 range.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 600 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Switching to Virtual Office Space in Orlando

As a small business owner in the Orlando area, you may be struggling to make the transition from working at home to running your business out of a professional office space. After all, there are cost benefits associated with working out of your house, but you may want to have a more professional space to present to your customers and clients. If you are like most small business owners, entrepreneurs, or solo-attorneys, you may be debating between a home office and renting or buying a full-time office space. Neither one may seem like the perfect match for your needs. The good news is that there is a third option that you may have not yet considered, the option to rent a virtual office space.

Get Virtual Office Space in a Business Center in Orlando

What Is a Virtual Office?

A virtual office space provides the best benefits of both working from home and renting a full-time office space. This is a space that may provide you with a small, dedicated or shared work area as well as shared common areas, such as a conference center, a reception area, a business lounge and more. Generally, these are located in desirable areas of the city with a high-end address. You may continue to work from home on some days of the week, but you always have the option of coming into the office when needed. For example, you can reserve the conference room if you are scheduling a meeting with clients in the near future, and this means that you can create the impression of having a full-time office space when you have meetings.

What Are the Benefits?

If you have not yet considered the option to lease a virtual office space, you may not be aware of what all of the benefits are. For one, this rental option is often available to you at a fraction of the cost of a full-time office rental. It provides you with on-site staff to support you, such as  catering or beverage service, document services, and/or video conferencing setup. You also have the option to add live telephone answering, which includes professional receptionists answering calls to your dedicated office line with a customized greeting. In addition to these benefits, you will have complete access to all of the office services and amenities you need. You will not need to worry about paying to outfit a traditional office space to enjoy access to common office equipment, furnishings and more. This provides you with an exceptional solution to your dilemma.

How Do You Find a Virtual Office in Orlando?

After you have learned more about the virtual office option in the Orlando area, you may be ready to take a closer look at the options. There are several virtual office environments you can consider in the local community, but CloudVO may be your best option. This is an established virtual office reseller that has plans available for you to lease today. CloudVO provides you with access to a professional support team, a reputable address, a dedicated business phone number, and all of the amenities and features you need to create a fully functional work environment.

Although you may feel torn between working out of the house and renting a professional office space, you can relax knowing there are many options available. Virtual offices are becoming increasingly popular and are especially beneficial for small business owner in the local area. Before you make a final decision about where to office, take time to reach out to CloudVO for more information about virtual offices solutions. With this information in hand, making a decision that is best for your business can be easy.

Virtual Offices in Silicon Valley: Modern Business Solutions in the World’s Tech Hub

Silicon Valley: the home of Facebook, Apple, Google, and dozens of other technology companies known for their unqualified success and the way their products have changed they way we live. A Silicon Valley startup company is synonymous with innovation and the potential for unbelievable prosperity. Unfortunately, for those scrappy entrepreneurs aspiring to be the next Zuckerbergs, Silicon Valley is not only known for a hub of innovation and commerce, it is also home to some of the most expensive office (and residential) space in America. Fortunately for those who have yet to make their billions, CloudVO offers a 21st century solution to small business owners who are not quite ready to build a corporate campus rivaling Google’s.

Virtual Office Space: How it Works

Work in a coffee shop and have a real business address with CloudVO's Virtual Office Space Solutions!CloudVO’s virtual office solutions allows a small business owner to have an official office presence in Silicon Valley at a fraction of the cost of actually renting office space. Do you work from home, but still need to meet clients or investors occasionally, and would rather not do it in a coffee shop? Would a Silicon Valley business address or phone number give your startup important legitimacy? Do you need someone to occasionally answer the phone, but don’t want to hassle with an actual employee? CloudVO allows you to package services that will meet these needs and more, allowing you to pay for only what you need.

Services Provided

CloudVO offers three main categories of virtual office services. First, CloudVO offers business addresses and mail forwarding. This service allows your business to have an actual address in some of Silicon Valley’s premier office spaces (more on this later). Mail sent to your virtual office is forwarded to whatever address you choose. Second, CloudVO can provide live telephone answering services for your business. This allows you to have a local or toll free number, without you personally having to deal with phone calls. Depending on your needs, those who call your business line can either be directly forwarded to a phone number of your choice, or your businesses voicemail. Through CloudVO’s live phone answering service, one of CloudVO’s professional and friendly receptionists will answer your business line with the name of your company, and then take a message or forward the call to you. Lastly, CloudVO offers private and shared workspaces and meeting rooms to use, on a subscription or hourly rental basis. This service allows you to meet with your clients or investors at your business address in an impressive conference room or  day office, with a professional administrative staff on location to greet your guests.

Locations in the Silicon Valley

CloudVO offers virtual offices in some of the best locations in the Silicon Valley area. How about an office in Cupertino, blocks away from Apple’s corporate campus and within two miles of other giants in the technology business? Maybe an office in Palo Alto, within minutes of Stanford University and with easy access to the East Bay would suit your needs better? Check out these and other great locations CloudVO offers in the Silicon Valley area.

Virtual Office Solutions

The personal computer, smartphones, and social media have all changed the way we live. Now virtual office space is changing the way we do business. The rise of technology has made working from home possible in a way unimaginable thirty years ago, but small businesses owners and entrepreneurs still find themselves needing the services and legitimacy that only a physical office can provide. CloudVO is the answer. With a virtual office space, get what you need and don’t pay for the extra.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 500 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Virtual Office Space: Creating Your Business in Washington, D.C.

Are you a small business owner looking for a way to give your business a reputable face without breaking the bank? CloudVO’s virtual office solutions allow you to do just that. CloudVO provides affordable mail plans, coworking and meeting spaces, business addresses, and administrative services in Washington, D.C.

Why a Virtual Office?

You can have a virtual office space by the Washington Monument!Maybe you are self-employed and are able to work from home, but occasionally need a setting to meet with clients that is more professional than the corner café. Perhaps you would like an address for your business that is not in the middle of the suburbs or a P.O. Box. Maybe you need an office presence in D.C., however, would rather not pay for office space considered by Forbes to be the third-most expensive in America. CloudVO can meet all these needs and more by allowing businesses to tailor a service package to their specific needs.

Virtual Office Services Provided

CloudVO offers three main categories of virtual office services. First, CloudVO offers business addresses and mail forwarding services. This service allows your business to have an actual address at some of Washington D.C.’s premier office spaces (more on this later). Mail sent to your virtual office is forwarded to whatever address you choose. Second, CloudVO can provide phone and live answering services for your business. This allows you to pick a local D.C. or toll free number for your business. Depending on your needs, those who call your business line can either be directly forwarded to a phone number of your choosing, or your businesses voicemail. Through CloudVO’s live answering service, one of CloudVO’s professional and friendly receptionists will answer your business line with the name of your company, and then take a message or forward the call to you depending on your needs. Lastly, CloudVO offers actual office space and conference rooms to use and meet in, on a subscription or rental basis. This service allows you to meet with your clients at your business address in an impressive conference room or office, with professional office staff on location to meet your clients.

Prestigious Location in Washington DC

Washington D.C. is the political center of the United States, perhaps the political center of the world. Prestige matters when you are dealing with the world’s power brokers. Unfortunately, D.C. is ranked only behind New York City and San Francisco as having the priciest office space rent in the country. Get a D.C. office without paying thousands of dollars a month. CloudVO offers business addresses at a variety of distinguished locations throughout D.C. area. Whether you need a business address or a meeting room a block away from the Capitol Building, or an office just up the street from the Oval Office and the White House, CloudVO has workspaces available for you. If you prefer a business address offering office space surrounded by upscale restaurants and shopping as well as numerous foreign embassies, CloudVO has a place for you. Now offering fourteen excellent virtual office locations across D.C. in addition to numerous options in nearby Baltimore, Arlington, and Alexandria.

The 21st Century Solution to Your Office Needs

While companies like Airbnb and Uber revolutionize the way we travel, CloudVO is changing the way business owners meet their office space needs. CloudVO allows you and your business to have a prestigious location without paying astronomically high rent. You can have a receptionist without worrying about how to keep them busy. CloudVO gives you and your businesses the ability to get the services you need, without having to pay for the things you don’t.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 500 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Virtual Office Space in Miami

Are you looking to establish a professional image for your business, but not sure how to get that corporate feel without spending a fortune? Virtual offices have become immensely popular for small businesses, corporations, large companies, entrepreneurs and professionals.

In today’s global economy, it is vital that you set up your business in a premier location. CloudVO is a reputable reseller of virtual office solutions in Miami.

miami-skyline-1233969For most start-ups, purchasing an office building or acquiring an expensive rental office can take away needed funds to run the core of the business or project. Yet, appearance matters when you’re running a new business.

Rather than renting office space, hiring a reception staff, purchasing office equipment, phone and fax systems, and furniture, a virtual office is simply a ready-made business office.

Virtual office spaces provide an affordable and excellent option for even the smallest budgets to run a business like a major corporation. Here are a few things you might not have thought about when considering a virtual office option.

First: Impressions Matter

A great virtual office in Miami provides you with a prestigious business address, optional lobby directory listings, mail forwarding services, access to fully-equipped meeting spaces and conference facilities, state of the art technology and a wide variety of cutting-edge business support services.

And a professional business address sends a message that you are serious about your business.

Second: Outstanding Technology Services

Get access to high-speed Internet, video conferencing presentation tools such as LCD projectors, smart boards, plasma screens and many other amenities and services to make your meeting convenient and successful.

Virtual Office Spaces in Miami have an on-site professional receptionist to greet your guests, receive drop-offs, take messages, and provide support to you when you’re on-site. Other amenities are also available to enhance the office experience.

Third: No Long-Term Commitments

You can rent meeting rooms or workspace by the hour or by the day. There’s no office lease, no hardware, no utility payments and none of the costs that are associated with having a brick-and-mortar office space. Those savings can be passed along to clients and impact your profit margin.

OfficeSpaceMiamiAs you can see a virtual office offers the best alternative for a business owner or entrepreneur to avoid spending a lot of money in office expenses while establishing a professional image for their business.

A virtual office space or business center in Miami offers all the advantages of an office address and office communications and amenities without requiring you to set up an actual office space. It has everything you would expect from a leader in modern business address and office solutions. Everything, that is, except the big price tag.

Find out all the ways CloudVO can help you conduct business through a virtual office space, while giving you  the advantages of a private office.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service ™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 500 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Why Create A Virtual Office in Chicago

Prominent Location in Chicago

The first thing to choose when deciding where to establish your virtual office space is location. It’s crucial to choose a prominent location that is right for you and your business. Without a doubt Chicago is a well established area, and CloudVO offers a variety of luxurious professional virtual office solutions. The city of Chicago is the perfect place to set up a virtual office for your business, whether you are a startup, mobile worker, solopreneur, or a team looking for temporary shared workspace.


Meeting Chicago Clients

Chicago-Buckingham-FountainYou want your virtual office to be a place where you can confidently meet with clients. For that reason you want to ensure that you have an office space in which you can meet with your clients, and feel confident that your office space is professional. Chicago is one of the most famous cities in the United States, and definitely lives up to expectations. CloudVO offers numerous professional locations in which to conduct meetings. Meeting room locations are accessible via city public transportation and near major landmarks. With so many attractions in Chicago, it makes this city the perfect place to establish your virtual office space, and meet with your clients and colleagues.

Stable Chicago Mailing Address

Once you establish the office space for your business, you will want to ensure that you have a stable mailing address where clients can reach you. Also, you want to ensure that you have access to telephone communication to communicate with clients; and maintain your business’ affairs. Most clients despise automated messages, so having live telephone communication is crucial when picking the perfect virtual office space. That is one major reason why Chicago is a fantastic place to establish your business. If you want to an office space in a well known prominent area in conjunction with the ability to have live telephone communication with clients, CloudVo virtual office spaces in Chicago is the way to go!

Virtual-Office-SpaceWhy not make your virtual office space in the windy city? Not only is Chicago one of America’s most famous cities, but Chicago is also a great place to establish a business identity and reputation. Also, with CloudVo there are several prominent locations to choose from that are professional and equipped to cater the varying degrees of your business needs. All of these locations are excellent settings to hold meetings with clients and managing business affairs. That is not all, as part of your virtual office plan with CloudVO, live answering services will keep your clients happy, allow you to receive voicemail messages directly via email, and screen calls when necessary.  No need for automated voice messages, leaving clients unhappy or frustrated. Get a prime location for your virtual office along with the benefits of a physical office space!


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service ™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 500 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

Building your Business Online: Some Useful Tips on Setting Up an Effective Virtual Office Space

No matter if you are located in New York City or Miami, building your first virtual office or home-based business can be challenging. There are several factors to think about and a few challenges to face once you start setting up your virtual office space. However, these challenges shouldn’t hinder you from running your business smoothly. If you are on the stage of setting up your virtual office space, then the following tips can help you out.

1. Work with a virtual receptionist.

Most businesses depend on the telephone to contact people, and for people to contact them. Setting up a business phone number, and then hiring a virtual office receptionist to handle it, can help you jumpstart your home-based business. With a reliable virtual receptionist, you have a hundred percent assurance that all calls from your valued customers are answered.

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Your virtual receptionist will also work in handling orders, taking important messages and relaying them to you, answering queries from customers and scheduling appointments. All these can help guarantee smooth business operations.

Not only does having a virtual receptionist have a friendly and professional appeal, it allows you to focus on your business. Trained to work as an extension of your staff, CloudAnswering does the filtering of sales calls, gathering the basic information & relaying the important information over to you wherever you are. This seamless service enables you to prioritize calls, and allow you to choose to accept the call or have transferred to your personalized voicemail.

2. Develop a professional image.

Even if you are just working from home, it is still crucial to showcase a professional image not only to your clients, but also to your team. This is necessary, even if you just intend to work on your pajamas. Having a virtual receptionist handle your calls can go a long way to putting forth a
professional image. Ensure that you dress appropriately during important meetings with clients. Dressing professionally is essential,
especially if you are meeting with the client personally or on Skype. This
will let you show an image of authority and professionalism, making it easier to earn their trust.

3. Get a Prestigious Business Address

skyline-buildings-new-york-skyscrapersAnother way to develop a professional image, and create trust from your clients is to have a prestigious business address. A great advantage to having a virtual office is you can work from wherever you are. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be located where your address is. There are laws and taxes to keep in mind based on what state you are “located” in, but really you can be located wherever you would like. Set up your office in the New York/Manhattan area, Miami, or Chicago. The location of your business can give your clients the feel that you are professional, experienced, and ready to handle their needs.

4. Keep your communication lines open.

Your employees/team members should feel comfortable when asking questions or communicating with you. Reassure them that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Make them feel like they can raise their concerns anytime without fear of getting judged. Some ways to communicate with your team are Skype, Google apps such as Google Hangout, and e-mail.

5. Rent/outsource some services.

With the increase of interest in virtual offices, workspace providers are sharing their services to other interested operators. Check out their offers and determine which among these providers can meet your specific requirements. Some of those who are into virtual office space rental also offer additional services like live telephone answering and forwarding, a business address in New YorkMiami, Chicago or more, based on where you would like your business to be, listing of email addresses, and building directories. Before starting your search, create a list of all the services that you need. This way, you can easily determine, which among the virtual office space providers can meet your specific requirements.

6. Take advantage of the intranet.

Since you won’t be working with your team in just one location, you have to look for a way to communicate with them efficiently. This is where intranet can help. Once you set it up, connecting with your virtual team and sharing information will be a lot easier.

Wrapping Up

pexels-photo (3)Whether you are in Chicago, Miami, or New York, creating an online
business has a variety of elements that need to be taken into consideration. Businesses like
CloudVO offer services such as telephone answering, a prestigious business address, mail and packaging services, and a conference room or part time office each month. This will allow you to create a business you love, without having to worry about the small details that can be a hassle. Virtual office spaces are a great solution for small business who want to go big.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service ™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 500 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

 

Virtual vs. Traditional Office: What’s the Difference?

These days, a lot of entrepreneurs are using technology to their advantage by launching virtual office space. If you want to start a business, but you don’t have a large capital, a virtual office provides many resources that could be used to your advantage. Some of these advantages include spending less on furniture, office equipment, or office space, working flexible hours, and much more. It also allows you both to hire staff from different parts of the world giving you access to the best talent in your desired field, and decide where you want your business located be that Orlando, Denver, or Washington DC.city-road-street-buildings

However, it doesn’t mean that a traditional brick and mortar office is a bad choice if you are starting a business either. Yes, it’s a little expensive compared to a virtual workstation, but there are other advantages like getting to interact with your customers and employees face to face, which can be a bit difficult when all interaction is on the phone, emails, or over Skype.

To find the perfect setup for your business, you need to have a solid understanding of each option. This article explores some of the main differences between a traditional office, and virtual office space.

1. Location

A traditional office space has a main, physical address, whereas a virtual office can’t be found in a specific location. In a traditional office setup, employees need to commute and report to work depending on their schedule. When their shift is over, they pack up their things and head home.

Virtual offices however are more independent and flexible. This allows you to work when you want to work, and cut out the travel time that comes with commutes. It does make it harder for overseeing employees, meeting with clients in person, and having a physical address for mail, appearance, and SEO directory listings.

However, with one of CloudVO’s Virtual Office Plans, you can have a main address in many places around the world, such as Orlando, Denver, or Washington DC, without having to be there all the time. In a virtual setting, your home can also be your office. Work is done and delivered online, so you can work anywhere you want, as long as you have stable internet connection. Then, when you do have a meeting with a client, CloudVO also offers you access to meeting rooms, either by the hour or through allotted hours per month, built into some VO plans or available as an add-on feature.

pexels-photo (3)2. Work Hours

Usually, a brick and mortar office follows a 9-hour work schedule. In some instances, employees have two 15-minute breaks and 1-hour lunch break. There are times clients expect you to be in the office, which dictates when your office needs to be open.

On the other hand. a virtual office does not necessarily follow a rigid work schedule. Cloud VO can offer Live Telephone answering, which helps with client expectations, and virtual employees can complete their work can be more project based. This tends to create more responsibility for the projects each employee is working on.

3. Team collaboration

Although completely possible online, this is where a brick and mortar office shines best. Managers understand how important it is to make face to face interactions with their staff. It allows them to build stronger relationships and they can easily brainstorm solutions. However, with advances in technology and access to resources like video conferencing and such, a virtual workstation is effective in communicating with staff from halfway across the globe.

Final Thoughts

Whether you are located in Orlando, Denver, or Washington DC, a traditional office is great for entrepreneurs who want to build customer trust and better relationships with staff. However, if you want to save on operational expenses, are running a business that doesn’t require constant interaction, or like the option to work from wherever you are, opting for a virtual workstation could be a perfect solution for you. Which of the two office settings work best for your business? Share your thoughts in the comments!


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service ™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 500 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.

The Advantages of Using Virtual Office Space

With the advancements in the field of technology and communication, it seems that virtual office space is starting to become the norm.

entrepreneur-593371_640If your business follows flexible work hours, or you are outsourcing employees from halfway across the world, a digital office gives people the opportunity to conveniently work wherever and whenever.

Sadly, some people are still skeptical about this idea. Most of them think that the tools they need are expensive, or having much freedom at work becomes a hindrance to productivity.

To set the record straight and clarify some issues, this article will list down some of the key benefits of using an online office space.

1. Say goodbye to commuting problems

Don’t you just hate it when your staff is always late due to heavy traffic? If you let him work as a virtual assistant, you can be sure that he can report to work on time. Even if you are the boss of your own company, you understand how difficult it is to drive or commute to work. With a virtual office, you can increase your productivity and become more focused at work.

2. Employees will become more physically active

According to a research from the University of Sydney’s Department of Public Health, sitting at your chair for more than 11 hours every day will increase your chances of dying in the next three years. If you give your staff a flexible work schedule, it will be easier for them to find time for rest and physical exercise.

hands-woman-legs-laptop3. You access a wider pool of talent

As your business expands internationally, it is ideal that you outsource staff from the local community. Since they are already knowledgeable about their own fellowmen, it will be easier for them to build good relationships with customers. Sometimes, maintaining offshore staff also costs less as compared to hiring local talent.

4. You can reduce your overhead costs

Building a virtual workstation means that you do not have to spend so much money on office lease, utility bills, or other expensive costs gained from maintaining a brick-and-mortar office.

Of course, you need to invest in software and a little bit of hardware, but they are not that expensive. This will allow you to invest in and focus more on hiring talented employees.

The Wrap-Up

A virtual workstation is effective if you are managing a small business or if you are expanding abroad. Compared to a traditional office space, virtual office solutions do not require you to spend a lot on furniture or hardware, and services such as live phone answering or hourly meeting rooms can save you money. Your employees will also benefit from this setup because they don’t need to commute and their schedule will be flexible.


About CloudVO ™

CloudVO is the umbrella brand of Cloud Officing Corp, headquartered in San Francisco, California. CloudVO’s mission is to provide comprehensive virtual office, coworking and meeting room solutions to professionals under a Workplace-as-a-Service ™ model. CloudVO operates the CloudMeetingRooms.com and CloudVirtualOffice.com e-commerce sites and grants preferential access to day offices, coworking space, and professional meeting rooms at close to 500 locations worldwide for distributed workers on a subscription or a pay-per-use basis.