One of the major hurdles for new companies is the expense of running a business. Aside from payroll and government taxes, you’ve got to consider basic operating costs and what you can afford as a business owner. For many, office space in a large and popular metro is simply unaffordable. Thankfully, recent years have shown a rise in the virtual office trend, which makes running the day to day aspect of a company much more feasible, even for startups. Here are out tips for startups seeking virtual office success:
Make sure the virtual office program has meeting rooms. There will be times when you need to hold face-to-face meetings, and you will need a space that is professional and private. A virtual office provider that offers reception services and meeting rooms can create a professional meeting environment.
Use technology to stay in touch with employees. Today’s market offers tools like Skype, Basecamp, Dropbox, GoToMeeting, and FreeConferenceCall.com to help you streamline operations (and your team) without spending much money.
Time management is a priority. Working remotely does not equate to working whenever you feel like it. Set out a daily, weekly and monthly schedule for your work. It can be helpful to block off time in your calendar for certain activities. Make these “appointments” to work on different projects, and be sure to keep them! You will also want to leave some time open in your schedule for last minute situations or to accommodate a project that takes longer than expected.
There is no doubt that a virtual office can help your startup thrive, but you have to be smart about it. Utilize these tips and contact us today about setting up your company in our Miami virtual office.