Virtual office services are services designed to compliment growing small to mid-sized businesses.
Often entrepreneurs do not have the resources to hire full time employees for every role required for their company. However, it’s also impossible to complete every task themselves.
A growing trend is to utilize virtual office services. That can be as simple as setting up a virtual reception line or as advanced as enlisting the support of an entire virtual team. There are also literal virtual offices available, should you require a temporary meeting space.
The point of virtual teams and virtual office services is both to have a professional public appearance, as well as get support completing tasks and reaching goals.
Small companies can appear much larger and act more efficiently with virtual support in place.
For example, you may be a one man or one woman show that currently wears all the hats in your business operations – reception, sales, marketing, customer service, accounting, etc. It becomes obvious to clients that it’s a small organization when the only person responding to all inquiries is you. Not to mention, it can quickly become overwhelming to do it all yourself.
Starting small with virtual reception will both give you a professional appearance, with a toll free number, but also help you to avoid being tied to the phone all day. You’re the visionary of your business and have better things to do with your time!
If your business has grown to the point you’re constantly feeling overwhelmed and stressed out, it may be time to enlist the services of a virtual team. For around the same price as one full time employee, you can hire an entire team with all of the complimentary skills and services to suit your unique business requirements.
Look for a team with a large and diverse talent vault and with many unique abilities. This will ensure that you only have to hire once, yet you will get access to a pool of skilled individuals to suit any need that may arise.
Personally, I wish virtual office services were available when I started my first company! It was always all of the ‘other stuff’ that drove me crazy – the things I knew were not within my unique abilities, but I thought I had to do anyway. All things happen for a reason and that experience surely led me to where I am today.
© Tamara Smith, DemGen Inc 2013