Deciding to have a virtual office is probably one of the best choices you’ve made for your business, even if your only reason for having one is to show clients that you have a corporate location. Actually, there are many ways to maximize the benefits from your investment in a virtual office.
Choose your Virtual Office location wisely
You don’t necessarily need to have a virtual office in the city where you do business. Depending on your business, you might get more sales from having a virtual office in a city which has great significance to the items and products you sell. Some examples you can use location is to choose an address in a large metropolis like New York or Los Angeles, or an industry-specific location like San Jose, for an IT business or Las Vegas for a gaming or tourism-related company.
Cheap is not always best
Don’t sign up right away with the first company that offers you a virtual office at the lowest cost. Investigate their reputation, client testimonials and if possible, call one of their virtual offices to see how calls are handled.
Get more out of your virtual office by making sure as many people as possible know about it. Apart from the usual avenues like your business cards and brochures, your website, order form and even your company slogan can capitalize on the location of your virtual office. You can mention your location in sales copy too, for example, “Our Las Vegas location means that we are knowledgeable about the latest trends in gaming technology.”
Use all provided Virtual Office services
Finally, make sure you utilize all the services offered by your virtual office. Too many business owners simply set up a virtual office then carry on conducting all their business calls through their cell-phone. Shift your general inquiries to your virtual office number and use the mailing services for extra convenience. You can also add services to your package for added benefits, for example, call forwarding or extended hours.
While a virtual office package only costs about $100 dollars, your business can gain a lot if you use it wisely. Utilizing all the services available to you and choosing the most beneficial location for your virtual office will help you maximize the returns from your investment.