No matter how motivated or driven the individual may be, starting a new business can be a daunting task for any entrepreneur. Successful small business owners understand that securing a client base and delivering on work is the most important part of a budding new business. However, they also know that demonstrating professionalism is of the utmost importance.
It’s often the significant start-up costs involved in securing office space, furniture and administration staff that can stand in the way of small business owners taking that next step.
Apart from its fully serviced office offering, Flexible Workspace offers a solution which ensures that small business owners can focus on developing a sustainable and highly successful business at a fraction of the cost. The Virtual Office is an instant solution that has revolutionised the way in which small business owners can bring their products and services to market. Virtual Offices provide all the perks of a permanent business address, while using the convenience of modern technology to ensure entrepreneurs can focus on growing their business.
In a recent client survey, conducted by Flexible Workspace, the results supported the following top four motivators for investing in a Virtual Office.
1. Convenience – Defined as an “office in cyber space”, the Virtual Office provides the ability to work from any location using the technology provided by laptop computers, cell phones and internet access. Our survey showed that 86% of our clients feel that we meet all their needs, and a further 71% of clients had already visited other business centres before choosing ours.
2. Brand Image – By investing in a Virtual Office, the small business owner can enhance the image of their business with a prestigious business address, meeting rooms when required, and an outsourced receptionist to answer calls. Our survey showed that 100% of our clients felt our receptionists were very friendly and professional.
3. Location – Flexible Workspace has business centres in prime locations including Sandton and Fourways in Gauteng and Morningside and Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal, which is ideal for those urgent client meetings. In fact, 100% of our clients felt that the Flexible Workspace centres are conveniently situated.
4. Focus on the business – Each business centre has professionally-trained business centre staff to handle all calls, post and faxes on a daily basis plus the latest IT and telephony solutions. This means that the business owner is free to focus on the most critical aspects of their business – securing clients and delivering on their promises.
If you are considering a Virtual Office solution make sure that your provider ticks all these boxes.
By Brad Porter