As an entrepreneur or small business owner, one of our main skill sets is resourcefulness. In order to decrease overhead and simplify our finances, sometimes we make do with what we have while scaling our business.
However, sometimes our resourcefulness can lead to a feeling of…unprofessionalism.
Have you ever run into a scenario like this?
Client: What’s the address I can send these forms to?
You: 1234 Address Street
Client: Oh, I know that neighborhood! Nice area!
Client: Is that your home?
You: …..When you really get down to it, what is a home?
While there is no shame in being a savvy entrepreneur that runs a business from home, we want to share some big benefits of how to uplevel your professional image, without breaking the bank.
The solution: A Virtual Office.
What is a Virtual Office?
A virtual office is a service that provides a physical address for your business without having to pay an exorbitant amount for a full-time office lease. It offers you a place to receive mail, connect with fellow business owners, and access professional meeting rooms. It allows you to have a physical presence for your business without all the extra overhead.
“A virtual office is a combination of people, a place, technologies, and processes that come together to help businesses and individuals work more efficiently, often in a remote way.”
AKA…It’s an amazing solution to many small business owners’ problems.
A Virtual Office at Haven Collective has two different types of advantages: Physical Advantages and Virtual Advantages.
- Business Address
- A place to receive and pick up mail
- Mail processing and forwarding
- Access to Professional Meeting Rooms and Workspaces
- Copy and print facilities
The Virtual Advantages:
- Digital Mail Service
- Membership Directory
- Virtual personal and professional development events
- Online resource library
- Advice from experts through one-on-one coaching and peers through monthly masterminds
6 Benefits of a Virtual Office
- Professional Appearance
The biggest benefit of a virtual office is to maintain a professional, legitimate business image within the community. By having a business address and location for professional meetings, it creates a sense of credibility and professionalism that just doesn’t translate when using your home address.
- Personal Privacy
In addition to maintaining a legitimate business image, having a virtual office also increases your privacy. For small business owners, it is common to have close connections with your clients. However, do we really need everyone knowing where we live and having access to our cell phone number? #NoThankYou #SorryNotSorry
We are more than the business we run. Protect yourself and your loved ones with a virtual office.
- Great for Remote Workers
Remote workers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, small business owners…wherever you fit into this spectrum, a virtual office is the solution to increasing productivity and efficiency when it comes to basic business operations.
An option for small business owners is to rent or own their own office space, which requires a much larger budget, as well as maintenance and upkeep. Virtual offices are a great alternative, as your budget-friendly membership gains you access to the facilities without the responsibilities of renting or owning the space.
- Ability to Scale Your Business…Differently
Without the extra overhead of paying and sustaining a traditional office, your profits can be used towards other ways to scale your business. Maybe you need to hire some employees or contractors? Maybe you want to increase your marketing approach. However you want to invest back into your business, the good thing is that you wouldn’t be breaking the bank by paying for and maintaining a physical office.
- No long-term commitments
Unlike commercial leases which last for long periods of time, virtual offices usually run on a month-to-month basis. So if you need to switch things up, there isn’t any long-term commitment to allowing you to pivot as needed.
Why should you have a Virtual Office at Haven Collective?
A Virtual Office at Haven Collective is a great addition to our community (virtual) and coworking (in-person) memberships. It offers virtual mailboxes, automated ID verification and signature, plus automated action requests.
Memberships at Haven are designed with you in mind. At Haven, you can:
- Develop meaningful connections
- Gain insights through coaching
- Get access to useful resources
- And more!
We offer coaching, collectives, connection, a resource collection, live events, and of course, at the heart of it all – coworking spaces in two locations within Central Ohio.
Need help to grow your business?
Let Haven help.
Don’t let running a business run your life. Haven Collective is not only a place for people to gather and get work done, it is a community that fosters professional success and personal fulfillment.
With a Haven membership, you will gain access to our Resource Collection. The Resource Collection is stocked with content surrounding not only business topics but also wellness and personal development tips. Every personal and professional development event adds to our growing collection too, so you never miss an ounce of information that could help you grow and feel more productive and fulfilled.
By joining Haven, you will commit not only to taking care of your business but to taking care of the star of the show – YOU.
If you are looking to build your business AND prioritize your own fulfillment, click below to see if Haven Collective is the next step for you!