Oct 1, 2012

Virtual Offices Make Expansion Easy

Virtual office solution providers offer their partner businesses access to prime locations and modern meeting areas, full online business support and live receptionist services that ensure brand continuity, even across different continents, and a consistent level of professionalism. In the past few years, the highly dynamic economic environment has brought virtual office expansion to the fore. It has also highlighted how innovative business solutions that meet the demands of a dynamic market can flourish even in times that are less abundant than previous years. Doing good business is a two-way street and you need to ensure you can find yourself a like-minded match, but there’s a business lesson to be learnt: that there is always business to be had out there.

The month of August saw one British virtual office company celebrate 900 global partners in prime locations across the world. Said company has been at the forefront of the virtual office solution market for several years now and is now targeting an expansion to 1,000 virtual offices opened by the end of 2012. Current locations have been claimed in a number of thriving metropolitan centres in Australia, Canada, the USA, Central America, Europe and Asia. The company has provided its services to over 25,000 companies and individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Despite fears about market slowdowns, losses in productivity and squashed profit margins the global economy is expected to rack up to US$72-trillion by the end of 2012 and, as much as things may have slowed down in recent years, they are certainly showing clear signs of expansion, as the growth in demand for virtual office space increases.

Two important characters to have emerged from the corporate chaos of the last four to five years are the small business and the mid or medium-sized business. Together they were responsible for generating 86 per cent of the new jobs available to workers in the American economy and were able to provide a buffer where old school corporates fell short. It was a new way of thinking that was able to turn the fate of the economy around, and it’s the kind of business that is now setting roots all over using virtual office space.

It’s no secret that companies big and small have crossed continents and oceans, in search of green pastures further afield. And, with multinational expansion comes the need to maintain a consistent and professional brand presence, true to its corporate identity, in all corners of the globe, and to ensure that the business is represented evenly throughout its centres.

For a remote executive team it takes the guesswork out of finding the right location and furnishing the place trans-continentally, taking practical matters and cultural sensitivities into account. It also ensures that your facilities are of an acceptable standard to local or international guest, customer or client. As presented on Regus.com.au, today virtual office spaces offer live communication services, multi-lingual frontline staff, access to meeting rooms and IT support staff on hand to guide you through any technological issues.

Specialist requirements like day suites, board rooms and day offices can also be arranged within a short notice period, which is ideal if you have guests traveling through who need separate space to spend time in. One of the most significant advantages of having your office requirements taken care of professionally is that you are assured of a prime location in highly-contested areas. That includes central business districts, high rise blocks, landmark buildings and locations close to transportation networks that serve your staff and customers.

Running an efficient office is a specialised skill and having a relationship with a company that specialises in the service can take a lot of hassle out of your diary and give you more time to focus on running your company. 

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