There are plenty of great reasons to set up a home office. One of the perks of working from home is being able to take breaks when you want to, spend time with family, etc. However, this can quickly eat up your day without you realizing it. There’s nothing worse than picking up the phone with an important client and having a knock on your door or your child ask for something.
But as your business expands, you might begin to feel a little cramped in your home office. If, for instance, your “office” is little more than a desk packed into one corner of your living room, then it won’t be long before your freelance life—printers, paperwork, contracts, and file cabinets—begins to invade your personal space.
That’s when you know it’s time to go out and look for a small office space for lease. Establishing an office that runs efficiently requires accurate calculations of the space needed and what is affordable.
There is credibility that comes from an office with a business sounding address. For example, you nothing about two consulting firms. You only know that one consulting firm everybody worked out of their homes and the other firm had an office in the building next to the courthouse, you were a serious buyer of consulting services, from which consulting firm would you purchase consulting services?
To run your business legally, there are certain federal and state licenses and permits you will need to obtain in order to conduct your operation.
Virtually every business needs some form of license or permit to operate legally. However, licensing and permit requirements vary depending on the type of business you are operating, where it’s located, and what government rules apply.
You can expect to secure the maximum amount of credit available if you set up your business in a commercial office location. A physical location that is zoned for business speaks volumes for your company and its operation.
If you’re determined about having a commercial address but renting office space is out of the question then you may want to consider the following 3 alternatives:
Commercial Address – There are many leasing companies liken Van Nuys Offices that offer you the ability to have a qualified commercial address for your business for the purpose of only receiving mail and packages.
Virtual Office – A good way of saving money and at the same time still maintaining a professional image is to have a virtual office. A virtual office will give you the right impression at a fraction of the cost of having your own office. With a virtual office you have the ability to run your business out of your own home and at the same time building a professional image for your business.
Dedicated Office – You can obtain a complete turn-key office operation which includes a private office with your own phone, fax, internet, full furnishings, meeting room and much more. Some turn-key offices give you the privacy, security and professionalism of a workplace that is not in an open environment or room-share. You will have your own suite number, own mailbox, and your own phone line. You may choose from one single private office or several offices with many options.
A good way of saving money and at the same time still maintaining a professional image is to have a virtual office. A virtual office will give you the right impression at a fraction of the cost of having your own office.
A virtual office is a great solution for traveling salesmen. These businessmen travel regularly in search of clients and mostly work from their cars. A virtual office also allows you to be found on Google places since you will have a real business address. You can use the address on your business cards instead of giving out your home address to strangers, increasing your security and privacy. Having your home address listed on business directories can open the door to clients showing up unexpectedly, unhappy clients stalking your home and burglars visiting. Google street view even provides a picture of the front entrance to homes.
Anyone with a home based business knows that some distractions are unavoidable. Some clients might have a habit of dropping in on you, distracting your whole schedule. With a virtual office, you get to plan and choose when to meet them.
When Apple was starting out in 1976, they worked in a garage while their calls were answered by a professional receptionist leaving them free to concentrate on their business.
If you consider that a virtual office may suit your business needs then Van Nuys Virtual Offices can help you start on that dream business of yours from as little as $99.00 a month. For more information you can visit our website at http://www.vannuysoffices.com