When you hear the word “virtual” in a business context, it is natural to think of things that exist only in cyberspace. You might guess that a virtual business address is an email address or a website domain name. You might guess that virtual office space is something akin to cloud storage. Actually, virtual offices are physical office buildings, but their purpose is to provide services to people who conduct business mostly online.
A Physical Office for the Digital Nomad
In many industries, you can be most productive while sitting on your couch at home, with your computer on your lap. Even the most digital of businesses need to receive correspondence in the mail, though. For example, where will the IRS send confirmation of your employer ID number when you incorporate your business? Many business owners are not comfortable using their home address as a business address. It makes it too easy for strangers to find out where you live. A virtual office will receive mail deliveries on your behalf. It is like having a P.O. Box, but much more professional. Everyone can see that it is a real office. The receptionist can even sign for parcel deliveries on your behalf.
Prime Real Estate for a Fraction of the Price
Virtual offices are often located in thriving business districts. Having a business address there makes a good impression about your business. It is better to have a professional receptionist sign for your packages than for your pajama-clad teenaged children to do it. Of course, renting your own office in a business district is very expensive. When you don’t need the office space, just the address, a virtual office is a better choice.
Global Business Centers offers virtual offices at a cost-effective way have just as much of a presence in a business district as you need.