In the business world, they say that location is king, and whilst some may dispute this, the general feeling is that your overall location can make or break you. If you’re in the Manchester area and are looking for a business address, you may also wish to consider a business address with a virtual office. You see, virtual offices are becoming increasingly popular by the day, as, in terms of location, people are now becoming more aware of the fact that virtual offices are considered just as important, if not more so, than your regular brick and mortar office space. They are practical and they are convenient, and if you’re in the Manchester area and are looking for a business address with a virtual office, we’ll now take a look at a few useful tips and tricks to help you do just that.  

Choose the right location – Obviously in this case you’re going to be looking in the Manchester area, but even so, Manchester is a large city and because of that, you need to be careful when choosing your ideal location. Virtual offices still require important locations, so when setting up shop, look for areas that are convenient for your clients, and not just yourself. If for example, you will be holding meetings there, you may wish to find a location with good transport links. The area should also be relatively safe, as should the building.

Choose the right payment method – Next up, you need to consider how you are going to be paying for your office space. For example, will you be renting your virtual office space, or will you instead be paying for a membership fee? If you are renting, you will need to get to know your landlord and strike up a relationship with them. Alternatively, if you instead go with a signed membership agreement, you won’t be dealing with a landlord or lettings agent at all.

Consider the appearance – In the business world, first impressions really do matter, and as they say ‘perception is reality’. This basically means that if you come across as professional and competent, you will make a great first impression, which will almost certainly result in you making more money in the process. If you are going to be basing your business address and virtual office location somewhere that is heavily populated, you will obviously want to ensure that your property is in good condition and that it makes the right impression. If the outside needs painting, for example, don’t keep putting it off, get it seen to as soon as possible and you’ll be amazed by how much better it will begin to look already.

Understand where your money is going – Finally, a number of virtual offices will only offer certain privileges, mailbox privileges for example, whilst others will allow you to scan, print, copy, fax, and more, as much as you need. You may also need to use empty offices and conferences as well, but again, before signing up, find out whether or not this is included in your current price plan, and if not, is that a deal-breaker for you?

By Richard