January is prime-time for budding entrepreneurs to start new businesses. There’s something about the festive period in general that gets people reflecting on what they want to do in life and the direction they want to go in. ‘Launching a new business’ seems to be a very popular new year’s resolution, especially as job roles and the job market are changing and people are looking for more autonomy over their working lives.
If you’re looking for more flexibility in your working pattern or have recently launched a start-up, having access to facilities and a professionalised virtual office can help give you extra support in the early stages.
Keep Costs Down
It’s easy for costs to being spiralling when you launch a business – there’s a desire to pour money into a venture in order to minimise the chance of failure, but actually being financially responsible is a key part of growing your business.
Instead of hiring out space that is too ambitious and you don’t need just yet, you can look at a Virtual Office or e-space, which gives you a cost-effective way to bridge the gap between working from home and having access to a professional setting. You don’t have to worry about furnishing and maintenance, you can solely concentrate on building your business in the crucial early stages.
When you’re organising meetings with clients and trying to grow your network of contacts, having a professional business address, that isn’t your home address, can enhance your image and give you an element of privacy. If you want to hold meetings or events then the facilities you can access through a virtual office gives you the flexibility to enjoy the benefits of a physical office space when you need it. Fully equipped meeting rooms and tech give you a way to market your business to others and develop relationships with people that will help your business move further.
Mail forwarding and telephone answering services also allow you to professionalise your business and give you more time to concentrate on other areas of your business, instead of more time-consuming communication aspects.
Working from home can be distracting and uninspiring, but having a space where you can meet fellow business owners and professionals can be a great way to rub shoulders with like-minded people, socialise and perhaps even do business. An e-space is the perfect way to have an element of flexibility over your working pattern and do what’s best for you – whether that’s working form home more or being in an office environment more, you can see what works.
Co-working gives you a way to dip in and out of a community, as if you’re working as a freelancer or have remote employees, it can be lonely to work by yourself a lot of the time. With a virtual office or e-space, you haven’t got the pressure that hiring out a large office space can bring.
For more advice or info about the options available to you, contact our team at Hyde Park House today.