/Why Your Business Needs a Virtual Office

/Industry News

Date: 16th August 2018

Why Your Business Needs a Virtual Office

A virtual office is of a great benefit to many businesses, and to small business in particular as it gives a professional first impression for your customers, suppliers and potential employees. All of this is achieved without the need to spend money on a full office or working space costs.

Some of the services that a virtual office provides your business include:

  • A registered address for your business (or even a second business address in another location or city)
  • Mail sorting, handling and forwarding service
  • Access to meeting rooms and conference facilities and a reception team to greet your visitors

What are the benefits of a virtual office for a growing business?

Create the Best First Impression

First impressions count for a lot in business. This is not only the case for impressing your customers and potential customers, but it also makes it better to attract potential employees and to make a good impression with suppliers. If you are working from home a virtual office address gives the impression that you are worth taking seriously. If a potential customer is choosing between you and another company, a home address might make the difference to you losing out to the competition.

Keep Your Home Address Private

As well as projecting a professional outlook for your company, a virtual office address provides your real home with privacy. For some small businesses and freelancers the workplace is a room at home. A virtual address means that you can keep your home life private. If you work with expensive equipment or items, a virtual address keeps the information about your home-based business safe from the eyes of burglars, helping with peace of mind as you work, and when you’re away from home.

Improve Your Online Presence

Trying to gain a presence on Google and other search engines and business directories is an art form rather than a science. There is no clear strategy that guarantees success, but what you can do is little things that make a difference to how you appear in searches. A virtual office helps you to appear on maps and business directories within prestigious city centre locations. By using your virtual address on every page you can slowly increase the page ranking within search engines for businesses within your area.

Mail Forwarding Services

A mail forwarding service from a virtual office address provides you with a legitimate business address for all official correspondence to be sent to. You can visit to pick up any post on a regular basis to keep things running smoothly, but allows you to keep all business correspondence with clients, suppliers and the tax man separate from your private home life.

If you would like to call Liverpool Science Park your business home you can receive all of the benefits of a virtual office address without any of the overheads. For just £75 per month + VAT you will receive invitations to community events, a listing on our website and other social media channels. Optional landline numbers and redirected mail services allow you to field all calls and correspondence through our address. On top of that we offer a range of flexible services, including full-floor office space, hot-desking and co-working space and flexible terms ranging from one month to multiple years. Contact us today on 0151 268 6837 or enquiries@liverpoolsciencepark.co.uk for more information.