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Grow your Company with a Virtual Office

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Small or large, all companies have the same goal: to grow. This can be from a simple desire to expand into other geographical territories, or from wanting to grow financially. Of course, if growing was easy, everyone would do it. 

From a small startup which has just now reached their profitability or IPO stage, or a large multinational wanting to expand into a new territory to grow globally, every company struggles with growth. Not only is it a large monetary investment, but it’s a risky proposition. Even the largest companies who spend adequately in order to research their expansion can find themselves in a hard spot and needing to bail out. Losing out not only financially, but in lost opportunity cost as well.

So how can Virtual Business Offices help?

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Here at Virtual Business Offices, we are in a position to help your company grow in a safe and controlled way. By signing up for one of our available virtual packages, you get professional phone answering, mail handling and forwarding, and more importantly, a premier Bay St. address which is recognized the world over as the financial center of Canada. 

However, these are just the tools by which you can extract the real value of our virtual services. The value comes in using us to grow your company further. A local phone number and a local address add trust to your business by showing that you’re not just trying to grab international business, but that you’re here and contributing to the local economy.

It will also reduce costs for your clients by letting them send their mail locally, and call local phone lines, thereby increasing your potential client base, as well as maintaining higher satisfaction levels.

We can even save you more money with our meeting room hours. Complimentary with our virtual packages, you can use free meeting room hours to meet with local clients and officials, with beautiful Lake Ontario or Toronto cityscape views and just steps away from Union Station.

If you’re looking to grow your company internationally, then getting a virtual package is just a no-brainer: taking that complicated process that is growing your company, and making it easier and more cost-efficient than ever before.

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Hiring Remote Workers for your new Virtual Business

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Hiring remote workers for your new virtual business is a real no-brainer. If you’re working from a remote location, it just makes sense that the people you employ do the same.

It can also prove to be a way to save costs, and attract top talent.

Salary alone will not bring you the best. At times in the past that may have been the case, but right now, benefits and flexible work arrangements rule the roost. This is especially true for a startup or small company. When the value of every penny needs to be stretched to ensure the continuation and growth of your new virtual business, then there is little left over to spend on hiring. This makes the ability to offer remote working one of your most valuable recruitment tools, allowing your staff to work with the same freedom of mobility that their CEO enjoys.

The other advantage of hiring remote workers is getting top talent. When you’re looking for specialists, you won’t be the only one vying for their time and experience. And they are far more likely to agree to work with you, if they can work remotely. Furthermore, sometimes these specialists are not necessarily located in your country. Previously, trying to get talented workers to re-locate to suit your needs would have been prohibitively expensive, now, that simply isn’t a problem.

In cases where you’re less dependent on specialists, instead searching to just lower your startup costs, hiring remotely can certainly help to do just that. Similar to outsourcing, hiring remote workers can help lower your own costs due to salaries being lower internationally. You can still pay someone well, and be an attractive firm to work for, but save yourself thousands of dollars. Just make sure that you vet your new hires well. 

Now that you know how hiring remote employees can save you money, it’s the right time to start your new virtual business. Take a look at our available packages and sign up today! 

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Virtual Services: The Key to an Effective Online Presence

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It’s 2019 and the world is operating in a very virtual manner. Shopping is done online as opposed to in-store, dating apps are taking precedence over the traditional ways of meeting people, and a multitude of businesses are thriving without physical office spaces.

The key to all of this is an effective online presence.

Businesses that have been able to pull ahead of their competition are growing increasingly reliant on their ability to attract their target audience via the web. Countless work hours and funds are allocated to creating an online experience that separates themselves from the rest.

Whether it is ordering a pizza from Domino’s, purchasing a TV from Amazon, renting a cottage on Airbnb, or finding a date for Friday night on Tinder, there is an industry leader who has developed the framework on how to operate efficiently in their respective field.

So what is it about an online presence that sets the industry leaders apart?

According to Spin, elements like solid navigation, clear call to action; proper layouts and being mobile friendly play imperative roles in making a good website successful. While these elements seem discernible, you’d be surprised at how many former industry leaders are finding that they’re step behind because they aren’t changing with the times.

Forbes also highlights the benefits in creating an app that is free for download on both android and iOS.

It’s no secret that businesses who are mastering both platforms simultaneously are creating an insurmountable divide between their competition and themselves.

But, this success didn’t come overnight.

The trial-and-error period of creating an online presence is coming to its close. Users don’t hold the same level of patience as they would have 5 years ago. If a website isn’t easy to navigate, mobile friendly, or attractive, potential business will fall by the way-side.

Placing greater emphasis on research and design, structured management, clarity of vision, and a reliable support system is paramount to ensuring that your online platform reaches its potential.

One of those invaluable support systems is a reliable virtual office provider.

Virtual Business Offices provides the kind of support that allows our clients to concentrate on the task at hand and further expand their businesses online presence.
With a Premier Bay St. Address, Live Reception Services and Fully Equipped Meeting Rooms, you can run your business from anywhere in the world, knowing that all your needs are being met with the utmost professionalism.

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Work from Virtually Anywhere

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The 9 to 5, tied to a desk life just isn’t for everyone. Thanks to the gig economy, there is a new breed of worker known as a digital nomad; they can work from virtually anywhere, from their personal devices. As long as there is a plug and decent wifi, they can conquer the world.

However, as all things, this is much easier said than done. For one, your occupation matters: Graphic designers, social coordinators, and blog writers are some of the most common professions for digital nomads. There are many more professions that can be adapted to work virtually, but perhaps the most important is CEO – meaning you can build and run an entire business virtually.

However, working for a company is very different from building a company into an industry leader. As a contract worker, you can just move; both from your current position, and physically move somewhere else. While a business owner may not have the freedom to move from their current position, Virtual Business Offices allows you to work anywhere you’d like, even a Tropical Paradise.

One of the most important things you can do with your business is build trust. Your customers and clients have to trust that you’ll be there the next day. For the digital nomad, this can feel like a restraint that keeps you shackled down, and away from your dream destination.

With a virtual package from Virtual Business Offices we will answer your phone calls professionally, and only transferring you the pertinent ones for your business. We will handle any incoming mail and packages for you, and forward them to anywhere in the world. This all with a premium Bay Street address, the financial capital of Canada.

So take a look at our available packages, and start working towards the dream of working virtually anywhere.

Startups can be difficult to build

How Startups can use Virtual Offices

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Building Startups is difficult. You have to not only figure out every detail of your business model, but you also have to assemble a team, determine your costs, shake hands with other business people, find space, etc. The list is endless. You’re creating something out of nothing, and that can be years and years of hard work to achieve. 

However, that isn’t to say that you have to come up with details yourself, and that there isn’t help out there. Smart entrepreneurs know that the key to success in their startups is not to do everything yourself, but to build a good team around you. “No man is an island”, such as no business can be.

But you’ll have to allocate a good portion of your budget to attract top talent. Just as you want the best and brightest to be part of your arsenal, there are also many more entrepreneurs out there also building their dream and also seeking those people for their own startups.

So you have to budget carefully. And as anyone who has built a business in the past knows, it can be difficult to find funding, especially if your business model requires a large investment before it can start returning profits. Startups are built on early labour, and many fail before they turn profitable. Additionally, investors in your business want to know how their money is being spent, and if it is being spent well. That means you have to be smart with those investments, and save where you can, and spend where you need to.

Thankfully many companies have been built from exactly that premise: Saving you money on your own endeavours.

You can outsource email, accounting, graphic design, and even fabrication.

However one major cost center for startups is their space. Rent is high, especially in large cities, which of course, is where you want to be.

You and your staff may spend most of their time working from home. And there are definite advantages to that, especially when it comes to cost and time spent commuting. But working from home does come with two large caveats: How will your staff ever meet to discuss their issues, and how likely are you to be taken seriously as an Entrepreneur if you give someone a residential address?

Appearances can be powerful, and something as simple as the location of your business can give off the wrong idea.

So not only do you need space, but you also a prime address, and that will be especially expensive. With the need to save money in mind, Virtual Business Offices can help you.

With us, you’ll get a world recognized Bay Street Address. As well as professional phone answering services, mail receipt and forwarding, and even professional meeting spaces for when you absolutely need to meet your clients face-to-face.

Take a look at our plans, and get one step closer to building that business today! 

 

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Meeting Hours: The third piece of the Virtual Puzzle

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When you search for a virtual package, meeting room hours is likely to NOT be near the top of the list of requirements. It is likely that the same things that make that virtual service so attractive (the address and the service) are the main focus points. You may not even be near, or regularly visit your virtual address location.

Despite that, here at Virtual Business Offices, our virtual plans include meeting room hours. You can book a room through our online portal, and come visit us here in Toronto’ downtown core. Why would we do this knowing that it may not be a priority for our clients?

Years of experience providing business services have taught us a few things, among these are the following two: It pays to be prepared, and first impressions are important.

Our purpose in starting Virtual Business Offices was to provide virtual services to companies who need them, regardless of size. Of course, a service like ours tends to attract smaller and ambitious companies.

Startup culture means that you are making more business deals and growing your network from coffee shops in the local community. That’s perfectly acceptable in the ever-changing world. Work is mobile and everyone, and thing, is connected. When it comes to landing the big fish, the large business deals that take your startup to the big time, you’ll want the absolute best meeting room you can get. We allow our surroundings to shape our ideas and our mood and everyone has different preferences when it comes to their surroundings. When meeting with high level executives and their staff, you will most definitely not want to do so in your local pub.

For these important meetings that help shape the future of your business, you want to make sure that everything goes well.

Our meeting rooms are decorated to suit even the most exclusive of tastes, and have the latest tech to make sure that your meeting goes perfectly. And our virtual plans include free meeting room hours, so that when you’re finally ready to take the next step, you’ll have the best place to do so.

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Why you should get a Virtual Office in Toronto

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One of the greatest advantages of a Virtual Office, is that they can be located practically anywhere. They allow you to travel and work from your laptop and phone, OR, can be the base of operations for your business in a new country while you decide if you want to expand, or just stay put.

So if you can have a virtual office anywhere in the world, why would you then choose a city like Toronto?

Why a Virtual Office in Toronto?

Real estate prices are skyrocketing in cities everywhere in the world. And with those increasing prices comes a lack of availability to expand your business to. However, just like everything else in life, it has it’s advantages and disadvantages: A larger city may be more expensive for rent, but also brings with it the highest potential for sales.

Toronto in particular has the distinction of being the largest such city in Canada. It is the financial center of Canada, and where the largest companies all make their home. Your brand and your company will be instantly more recognizable with an address in Toronto, rather than other places.

The Costs of a Virtual Office

At first glance, you may consider a virtual office an unnecessary expense. Depending on your business type, a local address, and professional call answering may be unnecessary. But we find that having a central location for your business, especially in a large city like Toronto, is the best investment you can make.

If you’re considering a traditional office, you’ll also have to consider the costs. Costs like rent and maintenance, desks, computers, internet, power, cleaning, and much more.

A virtual office allows you to bypass many of those costs. For a low monthly fee you can have a local address, mail handling, call answering and much more. More importantly, it will set you up as a local, and help both search results for your business, as well as setting you up as a national, perhaps even international brand.

So take a look at our virtual plans, and contact us if you have any questions. We’ll be more than happy to discuss options with you that make the best sense for YOUR business.