There are many reasons why small business owners want to keep their home and business addresses separate. Nobody wants to be bombarded by company mail at their home. Nor do they want to give the impression their business empire is controlled from their kitchen. Most people consider that the only way around this is by investing in a physical office, which can be exceptionally costly. Fortunately, a virtual office offers an alternative that gives you the best of both worlds.
A virtual office or virtual business address allows you to use an existing, established business address in a sought-after hub in a major city. This address can be used on your website, invoices, business cards, marketing materials, and more.
Additionally, a strategically located virtual office can put your company in the heart of your target market and communicate success, experience and credibility.
Setting up a virtual office is super easy to. All you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps:
1. Choose your virtual office – we have virtual business addresses across the biggest cities in the UK, including Manchester, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow and Liverpool
2. Sign up – getting signed up takes a few seconds. All we need are some basic contact details
3. Completion – all we then need are copies of 2 utility bills and a 1 copy of a photo ID
Following these 3 simple steps, we can set you up with your very own virtual office in one business day.
Have some more questions? Please feel free to contact us on 0161 854 0669 or read through some of the below considerations.
Which provider should I go with?
It’s important to choose a provider that has city centre locations. Your virtual office should be in the heart of your target market. Usually, this is a city centre location in the region that you serve. If you’re one of the many that operate in different locations, then perhaps setting up multiple virtual business addresses would be the best solution. It can make you seem more local to your potential clients and also give the impression of a large market player with various offices.
Consider the add-on services that you can bolt on to your subscription. If a provider offers many additional services, it shows they understand the diverse needs of their customers and their experience in the industry.
Always compare prices. This service is meant to be a cheaper alternative than renting out an expensive office, so make sure you don’t pay over the odds.
Never go with a provider that has setup fees or ties you into multiple-year contracts. A virtual office should have the flexibility to grow with your business.
Which virtual office should I choose?
Focus on getting your virtual office in the centre of your target market. Once you’ve found one that fits-the-bill, consider if you intend to pick up your post in person or have it forwarded to your home address. Picking up your mail in person could mean time-consuming trips out of your normal routine. Getting mail forwarded to you, however, means you won’t be affected by your virtual office’s location.
Again, really think about the city or cities that will be best to position your company. Prices change from location to location, so it’s always a good idea to look at prices for virtual offices in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool.
What additional services do I need?
You can get great discounts when you add services to your virtual office subscription. Related add-ons include mail forwarding options, registered address service, meeting room access and virtual reception or call answering services. Other addons could include website design and digital marketing services.
For more information or to set up in minutes over the phone, please contact us on 0161 854 0669.