So you’re looking into leasing a virtual office, but not sure which one to choose? Read on for the things we highly recommend considering when you’re choosing the right virtual office, so you can set your business up for success from the get-go.
First and foremost, where will your ideal customers or clientele be located? Understanding this will allow you to know the most strategic location for your business to be operated. You may want to have your office presence near your biggest clients. This will give you many advantages as to marketing as well as efficiency in running your business in the long run.
Next is about picking the right address. What is the corporate or brand image that will be suitable to what you’re selling? Is it professional services or are you selling products and operating? How will the address and the image of that address help generate more businesses opportunities? Is this address relevant to the consumers or clientele that you’re serving? These questions will help you narrow down the address you may or may not want to have.
How long does it take to set it up, get on board, and be up and running? What are the terms when leaving or terminating the lease, etc.? Do they have day offices so you can host meetings or events with your clients when necessary? These are all valid and good questions to ask. The more flexible the terms are, the better for your business to be operated in the most efficient way.
What are the capabilities of the actual building? Although you maybe signing up for a virtual office, do keep in mind that you may use their day offices (if available), or you may actually want a physical office when you’ll be eventually expanding. At the same time, do ask and look in to the sizing down capabilities as well, just because the more flexible this can be, the leaner your business will be able to operate in a long run.
Lastly, do check amenities available. Some places may charge extra for services such as business lounge access, Wi-Fi connections, call forwarding, mail receiving and handling, and more. It is important that you understand the necessities to run and operate your business fully from a virtual office, and make sure that the virtual office you’re signing up for will be able to provide you with those necessities.