Starting and operating a small business can be costly – and lots of small business’s and entrepreneurs actually operate their businesses from home. This has many advantages such as no commute time, flexible schedule and lower overhead costs – but it can also have some down sides such as privacy, professionalism and trust.
A virtual office by The Carlton Center provides has many of the same advantages as a home based business – but none of the downside. This article explains how virtual offices work.
1. Keep Your Home Address Private.
Lots of small businesses run from home. This saves the owners a lot of money in the beginning – but it also means you are giving your customers your home address. A virtual office allows you to keep your address private. Using a virtual office at The Carlton Center keeps your address off public websites and allows you to provide customers and suppliers with a real address.
Do you really want your customers showing up at your front door?
2. Someone is always available to receive mail and answer phone calls.
A Virtual Office at The Carlton Center is open Monday through Friday – 9am to 5pm. For the entirety of every day an office manager is on hand to receive mail for your business as well as to answer and forward calls to you. This allows you to operate your business on your time – while always allowing customers to always be in touch.
3. A Recognizable And Professional Image
If someone looks your address up on Google Maps do they see a house or an apartment building? If a customer checks your location and sees a home and not a recognizable business area – they are more likely to move on. People trust brick and mortar locations than home addresses. The Carlton Center is in the Heart of Downtown Fort Pierce – moments from City Hall and both court houses – if people look up your virtual office here – they see a business in the downtown.