Could a virtual office give you more business freedom?
The advantages of alternative office space
For a lot of start-ups and fast-growing businesses, finding office space is part of the growth cycle. But is there a more flexible option that could give your business more freedom?
Businesses are no longer confined to conventional office space and the traditional way of working has been changing rapidly in recent years with significant advances in communication technology allowing people and businesses to become increasingly mobile.
Renting office space and the cost of the infrastructure that comes with it is also an overhead you could do without, particularly if you are a new business. Working from home serves a purpose but people are wary of putting their home address or personal contact information in the public domain.
An alternative is to consider a virtual office service, such as voxclever, which offers a choice of more than 70 business addresses around the UK and a professional receptionist team to answer your business calls.
Finding the right virtual office provider can be difficult. You want to be safe in the knowledge that your business is in capable hands. People take great pride in their business and therefore may be fearful about outsourcing something as important as their business calls. After all, effective communication is the lifeblood of any business; if a call is missed the fear is the caller will not call back again leading to an unnecessary loss of business and profit. Statistics show 85% of first time callers won’t ring back if their call isn’t answered.
Anna Hemmings MBE, six times World Champion and double Olympian, is the owner of training and coaching company Beyond the Barriers. Anna has a virtual office service with voxclever and understands the challenges small businesses face today.
“We are a very mobile team and, while we do have a small home office, when we are out and about no one was at home answering our telephone and that meant that customers were ringing up and getting a voicemail which can be quite irritating.”
Because of the nature of the business Anna also needed national access to suitable work spaces to meet her clients or to run daily workshops from.
“voxclever’s national network of business centres and meeting rooms has been absolutely invaluable to us. They are available up and down the country in prestigious and convenient locations for transport links and that’s absolutely essential for us and our clients.”
There are a number of virtual office providers out there and you need to be sure your choice of company to work with is the right one. We understand every business is different so we work closely with every client to understand their individual needs and goals to find the right way to provide a high quality personalised service. Ultimately, your business is our business and success can only benefit both parties.
Anna sums this up perfectly, “One of my concerns I had before I took the service was whether they would understand the business and that our reputation and image is of paramount importance. voxclever are the front office so they really need to understand our business and they totally get that.”
To watch a video of Anna’s testimonial and to learn more about how voxclever can help your business visit our website.