Your Business With James Caan 2017 - 182
Out of office
In these days of remote working, a "virtual" office can be cost-effective
and flexible for SMEs and start-ups. Here's what you need to know
odern businesses are increasingly
wise to the fact that an expensive
office in an expensive location isn't
always the best use of a tight budget.
After all, when you're growing your
business, chances are you'll more
often be found out and about than
sitting behind your desk. Why pay
for space you rarely occupy?
That said, while the concept of
a virtual office is something both
start-ups and more established
organisations have embraced in recent
years, there remains a certain cachet
to a professionally-manned space. An
address in the right part of town also
helps establish your brand, reassures
potential clients and helps you look
professional - all-important when
you want to win and retain business.
The good news is there are now
many options for businesses who
can't quite stretch to paying rents in
the middle of the world's best cities,
suited to different needs and budgets.
At its most basic level, a call-answering
service answers incoming calls and
acts as a reception service, either
taking details so you can call back
when it's convenient or transferring
the call straight through to you.