What is a virtual office?
If this is a term you are unfamiliar with, it may sound like some kind of new fad, but the reality is quite different. Virtual offices are proving to be an extremely efficient and cost-effective service for many small business owners, particularly if they work from home.
A virtual office provider is essentially a business that offers remote services to other businesses, such as:
- A business address, typically in the city centre.
- Mail handling and fax forwarding.
- Telephone answering services.
- Business support staff during business hours.
- Conference and meeting room hire.
Virtual services by real people!
The services you receive from a virtual office are provided by real people working in an actual office. This will be the trading location of your company, regardless of where in the world you might live. Dedicated members of staff are employed to provide various office services for your company and many other companies, too. They will forward your mail to an address of your choice, answer your telephone calls and pass on any messages by SMS text or email.
The difference between a virtual office and a real office is simply that your personal presence is not required at that particular location. This allows you to create a corporate presence and total office experience without the need to buy or rent a real office of your own.
Glasgow virtual offices
Blue Square provides an excellent selection of virtual office services from their location in Glasgow city centre. All services can be purchased online from their website. If you are interested, have a look here!
This blog was brought to you by Ewan Sutherland of Blue Square Offices - Scotland's Nr 1 Virtual Office Provider.