This article teaches you what a virtual office is, and how a virtual office can make your life easier as a business owner, increase your privacy, raise your credibility and save you money.
What is a virtual office?
Imagine renting a ‘regular’ office. Your office would have an address for your post to be sent to and for your business to be legally registered to, meeting rooms, a telephone number, a receptionist to answer your calls and space for you to work.
Today we’re hearing from one of Hoxton Mix’s long term clients. Karl is founder/owner at infiniforms.io and here, shares his tips on escaping the physical office in preference for a distributed workforce. Say hi to Karl on Twitter at @karlgjertsen. When you get to the end of the article look out for Karl’s free e-book which will help you organize your business and improve the way you communicate with your team and clients. Over to Karl…
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The world has changed
It’s one of the most exciting things you can do to start your own business! The prospect of “being your own boss” can be enthralling if not fill you with a great sense of freedom! But don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s gonna be easy… If you’ve been providing a particular service or product as an employee you’re going to go from being an important part of the larger machine to being the person who runs the whole machine. Now you’ve not only got to provide the service (whether that’s selling widgets or designing apps) you’ll have to be the business leader, the manager and the technician all rolled into one. And even if you’ve got enough budget for employee #1 or to take on a freelancer or two, you’ll still be responsible for the lot… The buck, as they say, stops with you!