A collection of articles relating to virtual offices and working from home.

What is an IVR system

What is an IVR system – How to Decide if Your Business Needs This Service As your business grows, new services and facilities will probably be needed in order to cater for increased activity. And as more and more people contact your business, finding an efficient and affordable way to deal with their calls and queries will help to make your company appear professional and capable. One of the main communications improvements implemented by growing businesses is an IVR system. So if you’re thinking of upgrading your telecoms system but aren’t sure which solution is right for you, here are…

How VOIP Technology Drives Virtual Office Solutions

How VOIP Technology Drives Virtual Office Solutions In recent years virtual office solutions have become more and more popular with an increasing number of businesses and offices using at least one of the many services on offer. And of all of the virtual office solutions available, one of the most powerful and most popular has to be Voice Over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, technology. This incredibly useful and versatile service has a range of far reaching implementations that, together with other technological innovations, is driving virtual office solutions. An overview of VOIP VoIP in its simplest form is the process…

Office Space is so expensive – use a Virtual Office instead

If you want to start a new business or grow your existing startup, the harsh reality of business overheads can be a tough wake up call. The costs of office rental, utilities, furniture, wages and everything else that goes with running a business can quickly add up, making your dream seem unattainable and your business goals unreachable. Thankfully there is an alternative that can save you a significant amount of money and make your dream of starting a successful company possible. And that alternative is the virtual office. What is a virtual office? The term ‘virtual office’ covers a wide…

How a virtual office can help with local SEO

Introduction Search Engine Optimisation is all about increasing your presence on the market, making sure you come up as top of the list for relevant searches on the web in your industry. As searches become more and more refined, and now even localised, you’ll have to make sure that your catchment area knows your name. Turning over a profit as a young business and investing money in the right places is key to seeing growth and realising your future potential. A virtual office will not only improve your efficiency and reputation, but dramatically affects your local SEO. Here is why…

How the Internet Has Revolutionised the Workplace

In this day and age, it’s hard to imagine a working life before the advent of the internet. While personal computing was around for a number of years before the internet really took hold, it has now become so much a part of most people’s working lives that it’s difficult to envision life without it. While there are a number of obvious ways in which the internet has changed the ways in which we work, there are some less readily apparent impacts that computers and the worldwide web have brought about in our workplaces. It’s also worth noting that while…

How mail forwarding can keep you address private

Introduction More and more small businesses and limited companies are dealing with mail coming through to their company office, or even their home if it’s registered as their business address. Although it’s often convenient to have your company mail delivered to where you live, there can be a number of potential issues that few people realise when they first establish their company. Many people aren’t aware of the benefits of mail forwarding, but this guide will show you how to use it to your advantage, and why it’s vital to protect your company, and impress your clients Back to Basics So…

Get an Address to Impress with Mail Forwarding Services

One of the main challenges facing small businesses is the fact that many customers and clients automatically overlook them in favour or their bigger rivals. Companies with large offices, lots of employees and a fantastic central location find it far easier to acquire new work as people automatically have confidence in their ability to deliver. So if you run a small business with great potential but can’t afford a city centre office, here’s how you can get an address to impress so that you too can start to compete with the big boys. Mail forwarding can give you an address…

How has Mobile Working changed business?

Since the introduction of the internet and all of the technological advances it brought with it, the world of business has changed almost beyond recognition. Tablet computers and smart phones have helped the boundaries to be pushed even further, allowing workers to break free from their desks and work from wherever the Wi Fi will allow. So has this new mobile revolution changed the way that businesses operate? And if so how has it done so,  and what does the future hold? Virtual offices The move from physical to virtual offices is one of the key changes that may not…

Target a New Geographical Area with the Help of a Virtual Office

Although many small businesses have a loyal base of local customers, it can often be difficult for them to grow and widen their customer base. If building up a national or even international presence is on your agenda, you may want to think about utilising the services of a virtual office. In this article we will explain how using a virtual office can help you target a new geographical area and expand your business. Using a virtual office can help you expand your small business and give it a national or even international presence What is a virtual office? A…

How a Virtual Office will Help you Cut Down your Costs

Unfortunately since the recession banks have tightened their lending criteria making it very difficult for small businesses to secure the capital they need in order to finance expansion. In order to survive the poor economic climate many businesses have found themselves making cutbacks and often feel like they are taking steps back rather than steps forward. If you are looking to grow your business whilst keeping your costs to a minimum, you may benefit from working with a virtual office. In this article we will explain how using a virtual office can help you cut down your costs. Working with a virtual office can…

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