What is a Virtual Office and how does it work?
Are you just starting your business and you need to save money, don’t want to reveal your home address in a business environment, and want to be seen as a legitimate business? The Virtual Office may be the answer for you. So, what is a virtual office? Virtual Offices, sometimes referred to as a Virtual Address or Virtual Mail Plans are popular with small business owners, startups, and entrepreneurs because the venue offering the Virtual Office maintains a business address and mailbox so you don’t have to. No more PO boxes or PMBs for your business.
Cost-Effective and Convenient way to use a professional mailing address
Saving money is key for small businesses and avoiding the costs of maintaining an office saves a lot. Nobody wants prospects viewing your “Office Location” on Google Maps, only to discover that it’s clearly a UPS Store, FedEx Office store, or your home?
According to Wikipedia “A virtual office is part of the flexible workspace industry that provides businesses with any combination of services, space and/or technology, without those businesses bearing the capital expenses of owning or leasing a traditional office. While Virtual office services are varied depending on the venue.
Many provide the use of a professional business address, phone answering services, conference room access, printing services (scan, copy, print), and the use of a locker to name a few. The costs are varied and are dependent on your business needs. Many coworking spaces offer Virtual Office options and tend to be less expensive.
What is a virtual office and how does it work at The Works – Gilbert?
The Works provides a Virtual Office option. We provide a business address for receiving mail. Services include picking up your mail daily and letting you know via text message (SMS) when it arrives. We will securely store your mail until you pick it up. Call us for rates at 480-788-2296 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Does a Virtual Office include free conference rooms? No, but conference room availability a booking can be done here.
- Does a Virtual Office mean I can work from The Works? No, but you can book a day pass to work with us for a few hours or an entire day. Book a Day Pass here. We also have monthly memberships. A monthly membership will allow you to work with us during the week. Some memberships even give 24/7 access to The Works – Gilbert.
- If you need an office for only a few hours or a fews days, check out our Day Office.
How to get started with a virtual Office
A couple of forms will need to be completed – Our membership agreement and the Form 1583 authorizing The Works to accept mail on your behalf. We’ll then confirm that you can receive an SMS message from us by sending you a test message. You’ll install our Optix app. Optix will hold your payment method and invoices, so when tax time comes around, you’ll have easy access to your invoices. That’s it. It’s quite easy.