As a small business owner, you’re constantly on the go and may not have a traditional brick and mortar office to work from or support services to help your business thrive.  You may just be starting out and navigating the crazy waters of business ownership by yourself. You’re working hard trying to create a professional image so that you can establish credibility and gain business. Don’t go it alone! This is where virtual office services and executive office suites can come in handy.

What type of virtual office is best for my business?

If your business is anchored at home, it’s important to know your options to present a big business image that disguises this. Virtual office providers, such as Office Alternatives, can provide several options for you that will help. First, a virtual mail package is a great way to start. It provides the use of a professional address, the building image and location address for your business without you having to lease an actual office onsite. You can use this address long-term and on all of your business’ marketing collateral including Google maps images, your website and Yelp. 

The Virtual mail package also receives your mail and packages at that address and a receptionist sorts and puts away your mail securely under lock and key until you’re able to pick it up or have it forwarded. Another feature is that you are able to have clients drop off and pickup packages or paperwork for a small fee in the professional lobby they think is YOUR OFFICE’S LOBBY. 

In addition you’re able to rent day office space or conference rooms by the hour as needed to conduct business, have meetings or just a quiet place to work. Meetings in this professional space make it “appear” you have an office and staff onsite when you actually don’t have employees or a lease. You can also have your name listed on the door directory to really pull off the image. These features give you the image of having a long time bigger established business on a small budget of $65+ per month. This is an affordable way to have a solid business infrastructure.

Perhaps your business is at the stage whereby you need an actual office to conduct business in. Wait, don’t lease one! Leases are long-term expensive commitments and also come with overhead. Virtual office providers are also Executive office suites providers. Rent a monthly onsite executive private offices usually inexpensive and all-inclusive as your business grows. Onsite offices at Office Alternatives have no lease required and come fully equipped with wifi, utilities, janitorial and more. Again, the receptionist up front is also your receptionist and appears like you have staff

Lastly, most providers offer some type of Virtual Phone Receptionist whether you work from home or have an onsite office. This means a local employee who pretends to be part of your business team, answer your business phone with a professional greeting, routes the calls according to your daily instructions and takes email or texted messages. This type of service really increases sales usually by 20% or more due to No more missed clients!

Taking advantage of additional virtual administrative services

Trying to do it all? Use your time wisely and outsource the mundane tedious tasks. Many virtual office spaces also offer a variety of support administrative services for business owners — some even have virtual assistants with direct business experience. Office Alternatives can bill you in 15 minute to 1 hour increments to get things done like mailchimp or constant contact, Excel updates, emails going out, client call backs and more!

If you think you could use some extra help with your business, ask about these additional services when vetting office space providers. 

In short, Call Office Alternatives today at 505-796-9600 to explore our many virtual and onsite offerings to help your business career thrive!

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