The pandemic caused a surge in demand for virtual offices, yet not everyone fully understands what they are. Don’t worry! We’ll cover some of the important questions you have about virtual offices. The answers to these questions should show just how beneficial virtual offices can...
The pandemic caused a surge in demand for virtual offices, yet not everyone fully understands what they are. Don’t worry! We’ll cover some of the important questions you have about virtual offices. The answers to these questions should show just how beneficial virtual offices can be.
What is a virtual office?
A virtual office is a collection of remote office services. This covers aspects such as a familiar business address, a place to receive mail, and access to meeting rooms. Businesses sought out these services to gain physical aspects without paying the full property rental costs.
Who are virtual offices for?
When virtual offices were conceptualised, they were geared towards start-ups, entrepreneurs, and sole traders that needed to establish themselves. Many start-ups struggle to get off the ground because they frequently operate in virtual spaces only, with no physical ties. Investors and customers find it hard to trust a business without a legitimate physical address. Even support like business loans are harder to come by when a company exists only in the digital space.
But it soon changed, as other businesses saw the benefits of virtual offices. Even before the pandemic, businesses sought to cut their rental costs without losing the benefits of a physical address. Virtual offices are therefore for everyone who’d like to operate with the low overheads of a digital-only business while still having a respectable physical presence. It is no longer limited to entrepreneurs and start-ups; anyone could benefit from virtual offices!
Are these available in South Africa?
Absolutely! Virtual offices are still pretty new around the world, but they most definitely are available in South Africa. We offer virtual office services at all three of our physical locations – we’d love to have you join us!
What are the benefits?
Virtual offices have many benefits, like:
A recognised business address
In the business world, looks are everything. There’s a peace of mind that comes from dealing with businesses based in upper-class areas, like Musgrave or Umhlanga. Premium business areas go a long way in showing that you are an established business and experts in your field.
World-class business facilities
Should you ever need it, our locations are well equipped to handle whatever you need. Our locations are known for their welcoming reception area, professional receptionists, and outfitted meeting rooms. These go far beyond what a home office can offer.
Lower costs than traditional rental
Keeping our costs low is very important in this day and age. Even large corporates are thinking twice about their property strategy – owning or long-term rental doesn’t make much business sense in uncertain times. Both remote working and co-working spaces are more common options that can produce the same business results at lower costs. Virtual offices are another cost-effective option to explore – we even give you itemised billing to help keep your expenses on track.
Can I change between agreements?
Now is a great time to experiment with different options to see what works best for your business. Connect Space aims to assist and empower your search for the perfect office setup. Let’s talk about how we can best serve you!