What to expect from a virtual office
The virtual office has become the latest way to run a business as more and more people choose to become self-employed, start small businesses or spend much of their time on the road. All those who have ever missed a business call will understand the importance of being able to deal directly with customers and clients, but some businesses may be run from home, so giving out a home address or phone number is not practical. This is where a virtual office or call centre comes into its own.
There are four main services that are provided by a virtual office. These include a telephone answering service. This can either use the company’s own business telephone number or provide a new one. The virtual PA that answers the call will do so in the company’s own name and either transfer it, deal with the query or simply take a message.
A virtual office can also provide a company with a business mailing address. This can help a company to be seen as a larger organisation and this information can be added to business stationery and websites. Mail will be sent to this address but can then be forwarded on to the company. This can be sent by mail, email or fax. A final service can be the use of meeting rooms if the company has to arrange visits from clients and this is ideal for businesses that are local to the virtual office.
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