Launching a new company can be a complex, costly endeavor. Setting yourself up in a professional situation that will reflect your commitment and focus is the key to encouraging confidence from your stakeholders, but office space can be expensive.

You’ve got the space itself, furniture, office equipment, technology, and supplies. Then there is the not-so-small matter of a phone system – and somebody to answer it. Before you know it, you will have spent your entire nut and not gotten any further along.

A virtual office is a smart alternative to traditional office space. For a fraction of the cost, you will have access to all the amenities of a professional office without the costly overhead of maintaining physical real estate.

A virtual office provides the following benefits:

Cost savings

Cutting costs is important, especially when launching a new venture. For just a couple of dollars a day, you can have all the benefits of a traditional office without the expense.

A physical business address

To give your business credibility; you will need a physical business address. Print your address on your business cards and marketing collateral. Have a professional address to note on your website. It’s also a physical location staffed by professional office staff who will receive your mail, collect your phone messages, and support you with a range of great services on-demand.

A dedicated phone number

Establishing a land line for your business can be incredibly costly but using your personal phone or a voice mailbox is not always ideal. With a virtual office package, you will have access to a dedicated number, your own extension, and a live receptionist to field your calls during business hours – all for pennies a day.

No need to commute

Think about how much time you waste going to and from the office. Now, think about what you would do with that time if you had it back. You can start earlier, work later, and you won’t have to worry about gassing up the car, waiting for transit, or getting on the freeway. Freedom!

Grow at your own pace

Having a traditional office space can become a burden if your company grows or downsizes. Having to acquire more space, lose money on the space you’re not using, or get out of a costly lease agreement just adds unnecessary worry. With a virtual office, you can grow at your own pace. Adding a new voice mailbox for a new hire is as simple as making the decision.

Meeting rooms on-demand

One of the biggest drawbacks to not having a dedicated office space is that you can’t accommodate your most important meetings. Sometimes, the coffee shop just isn’t going to cut it. With a virtual office package, you will have access to meeting rooms when you need them, either as part of your package or on a pay-as-you-go basis. This means you can focus your efforts—and your resources—where they matter most.

Virtual office packages are just part of what we offer at Lakeside Executive Suites. If you would like to learn more about our virtual office packages and the amenities we offer for startups, reach out today.