There comes a time in every entrepreneur’s life when they start wondering if it’s a good idea to use their home address to register their business and receive bills and such.
Hint: it’s not.
Making your residential mailbox simultaneously work overtime as a personal and professional item is asking for trouble. For instance, if you live in an area where the city or a Home-Owners Association prohibits running a business from home, you could find yourself in hot water. Likewise, if someone is looking for your place of business and they end up at your house, all sorts of unintended consequences could follow.
Here, find several reasons why a VO membership is a low-cost way to
Using a professional address for your business correspondence lends credibility to your work
You may think that in order to have a legitimate place to receive mail, you need to set up a traditional office in an office park or office tower, but nothing could be further from the truth. Many co-working spaces and flex-office providers also offer Virtual Desk memberships. With this kind of membership, you get a real street address to use on your website, business cards, letterhead, emails and bills.
A Virtual Office membership makes it easier to receive and manage your business mail
A Virtual Mailbox makes it possible for you to get your mail just as quickly as if you walked to the mailbox in front of your house, without ever leaving your desk. With services like immediate, scan, forwarding, store and shred, porch pirates and missed bills are a thing of the past.
A Virtual Office membership entitles you to discounts on physical office and meeting space
No matter how well planned your home office setup is, there will be times when working at home isn’t working for you. Perhaps a partner or child is home sick. Or you need to make an important call and the dog won’t stop barking. Also, client meetings at home can quickly become creepy. But if you have a VO membership, you have access to meeting rooms, coworking spaces, and even private offices, which are all great supplements to even the most organized WFH setup.
Virtual Office memberships, especially at co-working spaces, encourage community
Being a business owner can be lonely and isolating. Working at a flex-space, with others who may be on the same path of entrepreneurship as you, can keep you from feeling so alone. You can exchange ideas, see what others do, and make new friends you never knew you needed.
VO memberships at NWA Workplaces start at $49.95/mo and include two hours a month of office space/conference room use, as well as access to printing/scanning/copying services, plus free beverage service, free and designated parking, and access to our properties directly from the Razorback Greenway. To contact us and get started, click the button below.