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January 31st, 2013 - Virtual offices offer many benefits for small firms
Virtual offices offer small businesses a number of benefits.
In the current economic climate, companies are always looking to reduce their overheads, but at the same time they do not want to compromise customer service and this is why this option can be so useful.
According to Bizinformer, the option offers organisations the opportunity to save on office space, as the solution maintains lines of communications between employees, but staff are still able to base themselves wherever they want to.
“This means you avoid soaring rents on prime city-centre offices, but still get to keep that impressive address on your website and business cards,” it added. A number of companies will seek out virtual offices in London for precisely this reason, as it gives their firm a professional front.
There are also a range of environmental benefits associated with operating an office in this manner. Travel expenses will drop rapidly if employees are working remotely, which in turn means carbon footprints are going to be reduced.
“Using virtual technology like conference calling, renting rooms only when they’re needed and saving the energy needed to run an office building are huge steps towards going green,” the news provider remarked.
Moving forward, flexibility is going to be an increasingly important consideration for businesses. Employee engagement is vital and so offering various incentives is an excellent way to retain the best talent.
Flexible working is an option that more and more employers will make available, whether it is offering different shift patterns or letting people carry out their duties from home.
Once firms calculate how expensive it is to run an office, the decision to go virtual could well be an easy one. The range of benefits on offer means the cost-effective solution not only gives organisations a professional front and prestigious address, but also the ability to work remotely.
Posted by Andrew Issott