August 29, 2012 | 2 minutes

Why Virtual Offices and Home Offices Go Hand in Hand

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Virtual offices can provide a professional address, as well as a place to work from time to time.

With all of the office space options available for home-based businesses, solopreneurs, and freelancers, it seems as if everyone wants you to leave your comfy home office and pay more money to work elsewhere. Well, that’s not what we want, as we believe a virtual office and a home office could work well together.

One Address for One Business

The reason is that with a virtual office, you can simply ask for a business address or mail forwarding services. This will make your home-based business or your one-man company to look a bit more professional while keeping your home address private. Depending on where you live, this arrangement will also make it easier to deal with your landlord or zoning regulations, both of which could have an issue of you using your home address as your business address as well. It allows you to work from home every single day, while heading to the virtual office only to pick up a package.

Home Offices Aren’t Great for Meetings

If needed, many virtual offices also have a lounge or a conference room you could use to meet with clients. This would also be a great alternative to meeting them in your home or coffee shop, as a virtual office is meant for these types of meetings. The coffee shop could be noisy, crowded, or both. Depending on where your home office is located in your house, clients might have to walk through other parts of your home, or you might have a child or a pet at home with you that could be distracting. However, a virtual office wouldn’t have any of these problems, and would be available option even if you just wanted a professional address.

Working from Home is Great, but Not for Everything

People work from home for a variety of reasons. Maybe it’s to maintain a better work/life balance. Maybe it’s to eliminate the morning commute. Maybe it’s to cut costs as your starting your own business. Whatever the case may be, we support that. But, we also understand that the home doesn’t always meet every business need, such as meeting clients or having a business address to put on your website or to use for correspondence.

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