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A virtual office combines address services with off-site technological communications enabling people to lessen their overhead costs while still managing to keep business professionalism intact. Not all people have the cash to fund and maintain a traditional office; therefore, a virtual office can provide you with a professional business address cutting down on your office expenses and at the same time ensuring that you effectively run your business.
Today, there are now a number of companies offering professional virtual office services, from the big executive suites such as Regus to the newer and trendier coworking locations such as WeWork. With all the options inbetween there are thousands of options from as little at $39 a month all over the world. These companies will focus on jump-starting your business as soon as possible, while you concentrate on strategies to promote and grow it. If you are a start-up, setting up the virtual office can be done almost instantly. No need to worry about office leases and rental rates since the premise of working in a central office has been eliminated. Moreover, you won’t ever have to be bothered by the morning rush since you don’t need to commute to your office. You and your employees will have access to the virtual office by simply connecting to the internet. That said, you can do your work even while on the go. Furthermore, you work at your own pace and you make your own work schedule, thus lessening work-related stress.
Getting professional virtual office services from a reputable company will definitely be to your advantage. Professional virtual office service companies employ experienced, multi-tasking staff who are equipped to handle the needs of their clients. They will be the one taking messages or handling calls for you, it is like you have your own professional secretary but the difference is that you are only expected to pay for the services you use.In case the secretary falls ill you won’t have to worry about the medical bills that would be the problem of the virtual office company.
Aside from having someone to take phones calls and messages for you, it is also important that you have a professional city address where you can receive your mail and package deliveries when necessary. By using a virtual office service, you will also be provided with a virtual business address, which will give your company a more professional and prestigious feel.
As always we are going to have to rank the Virtual Office as the office of the future based on the same 6 criteria as usual out of a maximum score of 5 points for each criteria -
Every month we look for what the office of the future will look like and approach the issue from a state of mind perspective rather than a physical space. What is it that the company is trying to create? what culture is being built around it and does the result change anything? This month we are going to do something that goes against our golden rule of being impartial and we are going to also look into the mirror to see how our company, Your Office Agent along with Satellite telework centers from California, compares to the greats and not so greats of industry, based on our one founding concept of wanting to be part of the Companies Changing Lives movement.
The history of Your Office Agent is short and ambitions are high. Our objective was and is to be the global leader in agile workspace strategy. This means helping companies implement worldwide home and mobile working strategies along with providing a best in class online search platform for low cost virtual, coworking, executive suite, meeting room or managed space solutions. Right at the beginning of our journey, however, we made a promise to ourselves to make a difference while we were building our vision rather than after success had been achieved. We immediately based our marketing plan on doing good for other business people or Paying it forward rather than throwing money into an empty bucket of social media, mass mailings, and online marketing, most of which don’t work too well anyway.
We began by creating the, not for profit, business growth network and Companies Changing Lives organization so we could house our community side in a separate place to our agile workspace business. Our first action was to use our property contacts to arrange free networking events for local businesses. The principle of the events were that we all come to network to build meaningful relationships with other businesses in the area and if we did a good job and had a good product then people would trust us. Within a short period of time we had over 1,000 companies registered and 50 to 100 people coming to each event. Every month we came and networked but for a while there was no return. At first some people did not even realize we had another business but then something amazing happened. We thought originally that that client interest in our solutions was the ultimate objective but not only did we get sales but we also got educated about all the other solutions and products that could compliment what we offered. In addition we built up online and offline partnerships and added to our product offering, all by giving. To quantify this our Google rankings dropped by 1 million places and sales for the participating companies from the networking events are over $700,000 in the last year. In addition we know of 8 people who have been hired from these events by other companies and we have found two of our own staff members. The cost of all this was just our time.
With the success of the networking groups we decided to add a free business directory and video area to our site and immediately people signed up, getting free access to other businesses and also keeping everyone in touch with us, our webpage and our business. We then added to this a annual charity networking event over a two year period to see if we could pass on the good faith we were building to the greater community. This disappointed us a little as money donations alone are an empty, emotionless vessel which is good for sound bytes but poor on the emotional fulfillment level. Because of this giving journey we connected with some amazing people who make giving their life story. People like Nina Steiner, Barbara Sprenger from satellite, Ted speaker Noam Kostucki and Pay it Forward head honcho Charley Johnson and we all teamed together to take this to another level. Nina has worked tirelessly to make sure that everyone knew about the event, Barbara not only arranged for the entire mall to take part but also opened up her whole office premises for the evening, Noam, Charley and the Pay it Forward foundation gave us wristbands and any other support we need and select areas of the local business community is flooding us with calls to help us.
Our result today is 250 people registering for our Pay it Forward event within 5 days of opening it up to the public. The announcement in the next paragraph is for possibly the biggest Pay it Forward party that has ever taken place and one which could not be done without Barabara and her whole Satellite team, who have embraced this as their own mission. Its date of December 11th is between Thanksgiving and Christmas and after an election where the only thing all political parties agreed on was that the only people who could help us were us. It will not cost one dime to put together and every company coming will either gift products, solutions, great advice or empathy to the other companies coming. We have everyone from industry giants Starbucks to the stay at home entrepreneur who is starting out and entry to the event is totally free and not based on wealth, status or looks, its based on the purity of what you want to help your business community with.
I just wanted to make sure nobody misses this amazing FREE Christmas Holiday party at the best venue on Main Street, Santa Monica. Its our don’t miss, once a year, Pay It Forward party in Santa Monica in December. Leaving aside just how great a feeling you will have helping other businesses and being helped it will also be an amazing networking event filled with your kind of people (enlightened entrepreneurs). The detail is in the flyer but its all free and its not only an amazing evening with free entry, free food and an beautiful venue but its also Christmas come early with 300 hundred businesses all coming to gift a service or product or just some good advice and to receive the product or service that you need. No catch, No money changes hands, just true collaboration in action. That’s it. Register on the enclosed and get it out to as many people as you can. It will be off the charts.
This is the event bright registration. If you are not registered here then you are not registered for the event so REGISTER ASAP for the FREE tickets
This is the Flyer with the details so you can see just how much fun it will be.
This is the Facebook page where we will measure the value of the business that will come from this
that’s it. We are sharing this so that others can take inspiration and base their business plans on this way of working, so that companies of all sizes who wish to come to our event can come in the knowledge that none of us are alone unless we want to be and so that you can all look at Part 1 before success and measure this concept in real time. Part 2 will be coming soon.