Getting a business up and running is expensive and there are so many facets of every kind of business that it can be a struggle to stay on top of everything. One thing businesses are beginning to understand is that the internet is a platform that can solve many problems and save you time and money. One option that must be considered is investing in a virtual office.
Virtual offices are exactly what they sound like, they are a virtual space online that can be accessed by all members of your business from any location in the world. They provide a place where you can be in contact with your workers and have all your files and resources in one space without having to physically occupy the same space. Not only that but companies that supply and maintain your virtual office will also have options for you to employ a VA (virtual assistant) that will help you deal with the secretarial duties that can take your attention away from the things that really matter.
Here are some of the major benefits of utilising a virtual office for your business:
- It will save you money
There are a number of ways a virtual office can save you money;
- No commute cost
- No large office hire
- Don’t have to provide company cars/ commute compensation
- Business wear
- Corporate lunches and meeting catering
- No utility costs eg. cleaning, heating and cooling, security, etc.
Any way that you can save on expenses can mean a higher profit margin and more money to spend on maximising your business. You can spend on higher salaries to ensure you have the best employees, advertise in more spaces and continue to refine your brand.
2. You can enjoy a healthier lifestyle
The time you can save yourself on the commute to work is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the advantages that working from a personal office or your home can provide. Being in a more comfortable environment and being able to work in the hours that are most productive for you can both vastly improve your mood and when you are in a healthy and happy headspace your work will be to a higher standard and you will find that you can get more done. The same is true for your employees, this means that your staff will have a higher satisfaction rate than competitors and you will have fewer staff turn over annually. When you work close to or in your home you will also tend to eat better and feel more motivated to exercise because you won’t have to plan your day around traffic and the commute.
3. Your business will be more environmentally friendly
As well as saving you money, using a virtual office can help cut emissions because it will mean less traffic on the road both in cars and public transport. Additionally there is one less office complex being endlessly powered for lights and excessive amounts of computers, bathrooms and kitchen appliances.
4. Larger pool of potential workers
When you remove the problem of geographic location from any search for employers, the number of applicants you will have to choose from will grow. What this means for your business is that the standard of employer can be higher, the more people you have to choose from the more specific and picky you can afford to be in your search! This means you won’t have to settle and that is always a good thing.
There are more ways to run a business than ever before and only you know what will work best for you and your company. Virtual offices are just one more way you can utilise the internet for your work space.
If after reading these four tips you are interested in acquiring a virtual office for your business, Servcorp, a global leader in office solutions have got you covered.