Tis March 17, when, no matter your heritage, everyone becomes Irish! And if you're actually Irish; well, how lucky is that? Originally a religious holiday, St. Patrick's Day has become a huge international secular celebration of Irish culture – and, some trivia – one of the biggest days of the year for alcohol consumption.
Large, raucous, parades mark St. Patrick's Day in many cities, and those in Savannah, New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, St. Louis and New York rank among the best. City officials make themselves highly visible, and their cities are often bedecked in green.
Seattle paints the traffic stripe of its parade route green, Savannah's fountains turn magically green, and, most spectacularly, the Chicago River is dyed green for the occasion.
If you aren't sporting green, haven't consumed corned beef and cabbage, green bagels, and green beer, you're just not with it. And speaking of sporting, many Major League Baseball teams, still in spring training, celebrate with St. Patrick's Day themes; a sure harbinger of spring.
An enduring image of Irish folklore is that of the leprechaun and his pot of gold. And for small business owners, isn't making green and attaining your pot of gold the purpose you went into business in the first place?
Opening a virtual office in any of the above cities, or hundreds more across the U.S., offers immediate visibility and a strong market presence that isn't left up to luck. A virtual office provided by Opus Virtual Offices offers an impressive corporate address, business phone and fax, voicemail to email, other sevices, and professional, never 'green', live receptionists answering your client calls.
Enhancing your business with a virtual office just might give you the luck of the Irish as you go for the green and seek your pot of gold.