Working with so many local businesses on a daily basis has really got us noticing the different ways that businesses are going virtual these days (we are in the business of virtual office space after all). With motivations ranging from cost-efficiency to storage conservation, businesses are looking for ways to get more virtual, and so we’ve compiled a list on some suggestions that could help your business jump on the wagon:
1) Virtual Office Space – We might be biased, but we have seen the value that so many businesses have found when they have abandoned the idea of a traditional office space, and utilized virtual office services in their area. With a virtual office, you can still maintain a local address, have access to office space with flexible options, and take advantage of services like print, fax and video conferencing when you need them. Flexibility, convenience, and cost savings are major advantages to a virtual office set up.
2) Virtual Data Storage – For most industries, the days of file cabinets overflowing with manila folders are over. Unorganized papers further complicated by illegible handwritten notes are taking their place in the history books, while hard drives and “clouds” full of information are taking over. Virtual solutions offer a much more organized, reliable and compact way of storing account notes, client information, billing data and other important business information. Think about all the room you’d save if you could remove those file cabinets in your office!
3) Virtual Communication- In order to save money on travel costs, or to find a solution when weather or other conditions prevent teams/clients from meeting in person, many businesses are getting acquainted with virtual communication solutions like video conferencing. Everyone knows a face-to-face connection goes a long way, but who’s to say that face-to-face connection can’t happen via a computer screen. A cross-country trip will cost a business much more than it would to utilize the video conferencing equipment at your local business center, and there is no connection lost. The virtual communication industry is a booming one – and for good reason!
With e-cards taking over traditional mail, and online banking replacing visits to your local bank, who knows how far virtual services in our world will go. But we do know that they come with some major cost and convenience benefits, and are worth looking into if you are a small business! To find out about virtual business options in the Seattle area, visit us here.