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Today I want to mention how a Virtual Office really is part of an essential start-up and small business tool kit. This is Part One - about the cost savings associated with a Virtual Office.
Entrepreneurs are a different breed. They have a dream or an idea and they have the personal confidence and enough know-how to run with it! People are losing their jobs and opting to start their own companies to support themselves. This is as risky a time as ever to begin a new company, especially on your own! You know you need money to make money and at a time like this, finances need to be stretched as far as possible.
When you are starting out with the intention to impress your clients, you need an office, which in the city of London will cost you approximately £15,000 per workstation per year to maintain when you factor in rent, overhead, technology, and telephony costs. Plus, if you want to employ a receptionist to be the face of your business, you will be looking at paying a salary in the ballpark of £18,000 or more per year. Of course, there will be the unexpected expenses for things like fixing and maintaining your office. All of this could be enough to cripple a new business even under the best of conditions!
There are so many benefits to using a Virtual Office. Our prices are competitve and as the original providers in London, The Virtual Office has the best packages to give all you entrepreneurs out there what you need at a price that you can afford. Keep watching this space for next week's advice on how image plays a big part in how you are percieved by your clients and potential clients.