The virtual office provides an economical alternative while simultaneously conveying a professional impression on clients. Moreover, in today's business climate, customers and clients are developing a healthy respect for businesses that are able to keep overhead low. They recognize that a virtual office results in savings that are passed on to them. There is a variety of virtual office space available throughout San Diego offering diverse services including the use of offices and/or conference rooms, shared receptionists and secretarial support, phone and internet services and in some cases actual support staff.
Typically, young professionals are offered a fixed number of hours (say 30) for the reservation of an office or conference room. They pay a relatively low monthly rent and perform most of their work at a home office. The virtual office provider can answer the phone for them, take messages and/or transfer calls. Their mail and deliveries are sent to the virtual office. When the time comes to meet a client, the professional sets an appointment with the client and reserves an office or conference room through the virtual office provider. When the client appears for the meeting, he or she is greeted by a receptionist without ever really knowing that they are meeting at a virtual office. Coffee and other refreshments may be offered, and most of the virtual offices available in San Diego are at prime locations like downtown, Mission Valley or La Jolla. In short, clients are treated to maximum professionalism for a minimal cost. The level of service offered by the virtual office provider will depend on the rent agreed to but the rent is always affordable when compared to leasing permanent commercial space.
Twenty to thirty hours of reserved office space is significant client time for most new businesses. When twenty to thirty hours is no longer sufficient, many of the virtual office providers offer permanent office space. The rent remains significantly better than most office space by taking advantage of the shared receptionist, conference rooms, scanners, copiers and other office support. Some providers, such as Intelligent Office in La Jolla offer enhanced services including on-site virtual assistants that will actually help with business tasks.
Ultimately, new business owners are provided maximum flexibility with the virtual office concept. Most of their work is done at home while clients are treated to a professional environment. In fact, the home office is now portable. With a laptop, the new professional can work just about anywhere. They can even save on day care and take their kids to places like Kid Ventures where parents have access to the internet while their kids are entertained. Kid Ventures is expanding and considering separate office space with printers, copiers, fax capabilities, phones and yes a virtual office. The technological possibilities are endless.