The world has drastically changed over a few months since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic – the way we live, the way we look at the future, the way we work, and the way we connect with other people. COVID-19 has practically shut the world down and everybody was caught unprepared to face the gravity of its impact in our everyday lives.
The economic repercussions of the pandemic have left a lot of businesses to shut down. The few businesses who manage to stay afloat pushed for a remote work arrangement for their employees. Suddenly the world needed to adapt to doing everything remotely and online.
Now you can attend meetings in your pyjamas and jandals, which have become the new trend in office fashion. And while you try hard to maintain a business demeanour, you and your team had to put up with your neighbour’s growling lawnmower, your screaming kids running around, or a dog barking in the background.
Without a doubt, COVID-19 is responsible for the latest trend in the way we work. This new-found trend has its perks but working from home may have its drawbacks that may leave you feeling burnt out at the end of the day.
There is a solution to finding the balance between working from home and keeping your sanity intact in these crazy times.
This is where a virtual office solution becomes handy. Let me tell you why.
Prime address to impress your clients
Yes, you are not physically there, but a virtual office provides you with a high-profile address that would impress your clients. Small or start-up businesses can particularly benefit from this. Whether it is a city centre address or in a suburb location, a professional business address delivers the image you need to project. Your website, business card, or email signature gives your clientele a peek into your business and you want to impress them with a prominent address.
CBD Office Ltd, a virtual office provider, is centrally located in downtown Auckland and is right smack in the middle of the central business district.
Phone answered in your business name
Whether you’re a new business without any employees yet, or you were forced to cut down on staff, it is paramount that you don’t miss a single call from your clients while you focus on growing your business. A virtual office comes with a reception that can answer your calls and take messages for you. Whatever your case may be, you can focus fully on achieving targets while letting your virtual office do the little things for you.
CBD Office’s highly trained and professional staff can manage your phone calls and ensure that your callers receive utmost professionalism and efficiency. Call forwarding service is also an option if you wish to speak to your clients directly.
A professional location to meet with clients
There may come a time when you inevitably must meet with clients face to face. While you can meet with them at home or in a café, having a professional place to discuss business matters leave a lasting impression on your clients.
Booking a meeting room or a casual office can be done super-fast with CBD Office’s online booking system. We will take care of everything including unlimited coffee/tea, Wi-Fi, or even set up a presentation screen for you. All our meeting rooms and casual offices follow physical distancing restrictions, so you can go about with your meeting without stress.
We do the dirty job, so you do not have to
Growing your business can take up most of your energy and may leave you with admin tasks that remain undone. Your virtual office can take the load off your shoulders. From photocopying to scanning documents to mail forwarding, we can do the odd jobs to free up your valuable time focusing on running your business.
Easy on the pocket
During this time of uncertainty and financial crisis, it is important that you save as much cash for the unforeseen future. With a virtual office, you get your money’s worth for a little amount. CBD Office’s virtual office packages start from $25 (+GST) per week, and that may well be the smartest $25 investment you can ever make at this point in time.
Keeping your business afloat during this unprecedented time takes enormous courage but know that you can get support without breaking the bank. CBD Office will be happy to show you how a virtual office can help your business and get you through this COVID-19 crisis.
By: Diana Subido Mendoza