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Ultimate guide to virtual offices: FAQs

If you’re curious about what a virtual office is, how to set one up, or simply want more information, look no further! We’ve compiled answers to the most frequently asked buyer questions, fundamental facts, and everything you should know into an ultimate guide to virtual offices – meaning you’ll be well-versed in the future of remote working.

Ultimate guide to virtual offices FAQs

What is a virtual office?

A virtual office is a flexible space that offers an affordable alternative to a physical office, as well as access to basic secretarial and administrative support. It often provides the use of a prestigious location for increased credibility in internal and external marketing efforts, as well as attracting talent, acquiring clients and providing travel networking solutions.

Is a virtual office the same as a serviced office?

No – a virtual office should not be confused with a fully equipped serviced office. A serviced office would typically be a space you can work in each day to conduct business activities, or a consistent area where you can accommodate a physical team of co-workers. Whereas a virtual office provides an alternative to a physical office space – allowing employees to work virtually but maintaining a physical presence through a registered office address.

Who needs a virtual office?

Typically, the type of consumer that would need a virtual office ranges from many small-scale enterprise, such as freelancers, to home workers, and start-ups. The types of people that are interested in virtual offices are likely to require the services of a physical office, without being able to justify or finance one.

However, regardless of the size of your company, if you have a geographically diverse workforce and employ remote working, a virtual office may be beneficial for you to maintain productivity and reduce travel times.

Can I use a virtual office for my registered business address?

Yes – you can utilise your virtual office’s location to register with official governing bodies, such as Companies House and HMRC, keeping your home address private, and your business address illustrious. Learn more about using a virtual office as your registered office address.

Can I work from a virtual office?

Typically, virtual offices are designed to provide remote working, however, most virtual offices providers offer the facilities to work in the office environment. You can book a meeting space that is not only convenient for you, but also highly impressive to your clients or employers. You can also reserve a hot desk, so you can manage your workload in comfort with a fully furnished space in a prime location. Ideal for freelancers!

Can virtual offices save you money?

By providing the best aspects of a physical office without the overhead costs like maintenance and utility bills, you can save and reinvest the money to help your business grow and thrive. Learn more about how virtual offices can save you money from our guide.

How do virtual offices help with Covid-19?

Virtual offices can help to reduce the spread of covid by minimising the need to travel and encounter others. You can find more information about this topic from our detailed guide on how virtual offices can prevent the spread of viruses.

What are the advantages of a virtual office for my business?

  • Reception services – too busy to answer the phone? Can’t find the time to pick up that package? An on-site, professionally trained receptionist will be on hand to help you make the most of your business hours.
  • Poaching talent – working remotely allows you to easily tap into a larger pool of talent based across the UK – ensuring you have specialised employees who are ideal for the role you’re advertising for. You can also increase your staff without incurring the expense of a larger office.
  • A happy workforce – if you aren’t already convinced, consider this: 81% of people who started working from home after the pandemic want to continue in some capacity. This has the potential to boost workforce productivity, whilst also saving costs!

Learn more about the benefits of virtual offices for your business.

How much do virtual offices cost?

We offer a variety of packages to fit your budget and needs, with prices varying depending on the level of support you require. Beginning with our most basic service – Registered office service, and increasing in price and offerings to our Mail Forwarding Service, and finally to our Premium Business Package. You can view all our packages from the comfort of your own home.

How to set up a virtual office

Enquire today, and a member of our friendly team will be in touch. We will discuss your requirements with you, and give you a full run-through of our virtual offices services to find out what is right for you and your business.

We will help you every step of the way to set up your own virtual office. If you would like to learn more about how you can get your own virtual office space or chat about the right option for you, contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you.