What is a Virtual Office?
A physical office space isn’t right for everyone. A virtual office enables you to work flexibly wherever and whenever you want using your own devices, while still benefiting from the professional business image and tech that comes with being based in a traditional office.
Never miss an important parcel again! A virtual office allows you to benefit from a professional postal address assigned to your business, plus mail handling services to either sign for and store your post for collection or a postal forwarding service. A professional business phone number, with a local dialing code which we can either forward to your personal devices or offer a call answering/reception desk service.
Take a virtual office with Woodhead Enterprise and you also benefit from discounted access to meeting and training rooms, video conferencing capabilities and a dedicated Centre Manger who will be able to help and support your business journey.
We have all got used to working from home a little more, Zoom calls in shorts, supervising the children after school, we’ve been there! Sometimes, a professional presence can go a long way. Meeting with clients at a kitchen table or a busy coffee shop may not be the right environment for everyone. Using a virtual office will create a trustworthy and professional image, enabling you to use a business address on your social media channels, business cards, letterheads, emails and your website. When people search for your business location online they will no longer be presented with an image of your home on Google Maps, instead they see a professional, appropriate, and perhaps familiar Business Centre. First impressions count.
Safe and Secure
With a virtual office, your home address will be exactly that. Your home. Protect yourself from unexpected visits, cold calls and other security risks of using your home address as a business address. If your home-based business involves high value goods or cash then your home is a potential target for criminals. With a virtual office, some of these risks can be reduced. The staff at the business centre can deal with all your visitors on your behalf and pass on messages for you to deal with at your convenience.
Freedom and Flexibility
Work from anywhere at any time. Be a digital nomad. Many people like to buy from local businesses. Your business address might work perfectly in your local area but it may be off-putting to potential clients from other towns or counties. This is easily resolved by opening a virtual office in the very location where you want to expand. Consider using virtual offices in different locations as part of your marketing and business expansion strategy. Scale up or scale down at your own pace with a virtuial office.
Post and Call Forwarding
Never miss a delivery, let our reception team sign and securely store your post and parcels. We can also be your reception team with our call forwarding functions. This will enable you to have a local dialling code associated with your business.
Access to Business Support
As a virtual tenant with Woodhead Enterprise, you can tap into a range of facilities on a Pay-As-You-Go basis. One week you might need support with the scanning or photocopying of documents, the next you might require a small room to conduct interviews or a conference room to deliver a collaborative workshop with your team. You may just need to get away from the everyday distractions at home to focus on an important project. A virtual office service is a highly flexible extension to your own business.
A virtual office is a great step into business whithout risking cash flow, keep the cost of commuting and transportation, office equipment, office maintenance and overheads down with a virtual office. This allows you to save money and concentrate your finances where you need them most – by investing them back into your business.
Did you know?
People who rent their homes may not be permitted to run their business from home and those with mortgages may find themselves in breach of their lender’s conditions by doing so. It can also be difficult arranging home insurance if you use your home as a business address. A virtual office can help navigate these problems in a cost effective way.