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Tammy Newell
Tammy Newell
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  • 12th September 2011

Virtual offices: all you need to know

What are virtual offices?
In basic terms, a virtual office is an off-site company who provide live communication for your business. This includes telephone answering, email services and direct mail, along with the option of reception staff, all without the need of an actual office space - a great solution for start-up businesses, which have a more limited budget.

Why choose a virtual office?
If your business wishes to avoid significant overheads such as maintaining and renting office space, whilst reaping the benefits of a fully functioning business, with a strong industry presence, then a virtual office could be the way forward.

Summary of services: In terms of the communication aspects your business needs, virtual offices offer the following:

· Remote receptionists – a call centre and technology centre equipped with trained staff that answer phones, reply/send emails and direct mail, and direct enquiries.

· Space services –reception courtesies, meeting rooms and board rooms can be hired out by the hour at competitive rates if you need to organise a client meeting.

· Address management – reputable and professional addresses can add stature to your business, without the overheads associated with renting an office space. Mailing addresses can also be used to receive, send and forward correspondence to your clients or customers.

· On-site amenities
- Conference calling
- Video conference calling
- Fax machines
- Copy and scan functionality

Virtual offices are not just an option for start-up businesses. Whether you work from home, often have to travel, or are an established company looking to test a new market, virtual offices are on hand to help your business become a success.

To find out more about office space in the City of London, talk to Search Office Space now on 0800740 80 80 to discuss your requirements.