Remote work is on the rise. Between 2005 and 2017, there was a reported increase of 159% in remote employment and, as of 2015, 3.9 million U.S. workers were remote-based. But remote work can also be a double-edged sword.
Because, for all its benefits, remote employment lacks some of the quintessential benefits offered by a traditional office.
But the good news is that, with virtual office services, remote workers can still get everything they need from a physical office without taking on the cost of things they don’t.
Here are three reasons why remote workers need a virtual office.
Coffee Shops Don’t Cut It for Professional Meetings
Having absolute flexibility to work from wherever you want is an incredible privilege. It also allows for a much better work-life balance than the confinements of a traditional office environment.
But here’s the rub: it also means your options are limited when it comes time to host customers, clients, or colleagues for a professional meeting.
The fact of the matter is this: gathering people in your home office or a coffee shop just doesn’t cut it.
But with a virtual office, you get on-demand discounted access to fully-appointed meeting, conference, and event space whenever you need it.
At Co-Balt, that means you also get access to things like:
- AirTame screen mirroring for presentations on a 55-inch TV
- A fully-appointed kitchen with free refreshments including hyperlocal coffee and beer
- Tables equipped with ports and outlets
And with three meeting spaces available, you can look like a complete pro, even when you work on the go.
Having a Home Address for Your Business Doesn’t Scream “Professionalism”
Don’t shoot the messenger here, but we have to say what everyone’s thinking: there’s a difference between a home address and an office address when it comes to projecting an air of professionalism.
It’s not hard to believe that new clients or customers might Google your business address when they’re researching you. And the reality is that what they see on Google Maps — whether it’s a house or condo or a professional and reputable office building — can have an impact on their perception of your business.
With Virtual Office services at Co-Balt, you can maintain a reputable business address in the heart of Baltimore without taking on the costs of a physical office space. You can even use one of our professionally-shot photos of the exterior of our building on your website.
And on top of the professional appearance, there’s also a practicality benefit to having a designated office mailing address: it helps protect your privacy by keeping your home address confidential.
Missing Packages is a Huge Pain
Have you ever had an important package on the way but then missed it because you weren’t around to open the door or sign for it?
Next thing you know, you have to take time out of your workday to jump in the car and go find the depot where the package has been returned to.
If you ask us, that’s a massive pain. It’s a waste of your time, and you know what they say: time is money.
Whether you work from home or you’re constantly on the road, a Virtual Office membership means you’ll never have to worry about missing another package. Instead, you’ll have access to a receptionist who can receive and store packages and mail until you’re ready to pick them up.
If you’re an on-the-go professional, it’s hard to predict what tomorrow will look like, let alone next month. But with Virtual Office services, you can rest assured that your bases are covered and that you’ve got access to office amenities whenever you need them.
Want to Learn More About Virtual Office Space Can Benefit Remote Workers?
To learn more about Virtual Office services Co-Balt Workspace, or if you’d like to book a tour of the space, get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.