Today’s business world is a complex one. More and more people are working as solopreneurs or with just a few others. They’re forging their own path and working in the style of our new “gig economy,” freelancing and working for many different clients at the same time. The upshot of this new business style? Total freedom for you to work when and where you want.
But with this new gig economy, many are finding that balancing all of these new clients and their expectations can be challenging. Each client and every new contract expects one-on-one, individualized attention. Maintaining time to accomplish your tasks, meet with clients, field calls, and give this undivided attention is nearly impossible if you are a team of one.
Enter the Virtual Workspace, who can help you juggle all these expectations. Here are a few industries where a little extra assistance can go a long way:
1. Website Development and Design
If your business is the business of web design, having a cohesive presence that shifts seamlessly from the virtual world to the real world is an important element of your business. Your clients have hired you to create the virtual home for their company. It’s vital that they trust your business from the very beginning.
Sure, it’s possible for a lot of your work as a web designer to be done in a home office or home workspace. But being able to work without interruptions, present a website or meet with your client in an office setting, and have a virtual receptionist is something that you just can’t get in a home office. You need a virtual workspace and a physical office that’s as sleek and streamlined as your web pages.
Working as a marketing expert in this new “gig economy” means you may be working part-time for several different companies at the same time, all of whom have very different needs and all of whom want to provide great customer service— which is also what they expect from you. You may be managing a social media account to help grow their company, creating digital marketing campaigns and strategies, and providing market research for many different companies, which is a lot to balance.
So how does a virtual workspace help you as a marketer in this gig economy? By giving you a space to meet with the businesses you are working within a professional environment and helping you to juggle them all at the same time. Take advantage of a receptionist who can take messages while you work so you’re never again pulled away from one client while you’re working with another. You’ll be able to provide exceptional service to all your clients, and they’re sure to notice!
Whether you’re a business strategy consultant, a social media consultant, or you’ve developed a different kind of consulting business that’s all your own, you’re probably meeting with lots of people. It’s important to have someone available to take calls while you are busy with clients, demonstrating a certain level of professionalism so that your clients can really trust you.
Consulting is a growing field with lots of exciting new paths and no matter your specialization, you know that attention to your clients is everything. This is where a virtual workspace comes in handy.
Much of consulting needs to happen face to face. For safety reasons, you don’t want to invite strangers into your home, nor do you want to appear unprofessional by asking them to meet you in your dining room. Coffee shops are an option, but they’re loud and lack privacy.
With a virtual workspace, not only are meeting and event rooms available each day by appointment for you to meet with your clients, but they can ensure you don’t miss a beat during a meeting, fielding your calls, forwarding messages, and receiving mail so that every one of your clients feels valued and important.
4. Interior Decorating, Landscape, and Architecture
Whether you’re planning the decor for a whole house, designing an office building, or a drafting an update of someone’s lawn, the key to the home improvement field these days is personalization. You need to spend time working with your client to learn their very specific wants and needs, which not only means meeting face-to-face, but it also means giving them your uninterrupted attention in order to do so effectively.
As an architect, landscape architect, or interior designer, having a virtual workspace means you can trust that your business is being handled whether you’re meeting with clients in one of our reserved meeting rooms, working out in the field, or busily creating.
You won’t miss a call or a package, and you immediately have the established professionalism of a beautiful office space versus meeting at a coffee shop or restaurant. The virtual office and physical office building provide a level of trust for your clients so they know they can trust you to provide the best possible outcome for their project.
It seems like e-commerce should be one job that definitely allows you to work from home at all times, right? So how can a virtual workspace help you, a person who works entirely via the internet? If you are selling a unique product through your personal webpage or some other platform, like eBay or Etsy, you need a secure, professional shipping address— an address that isn’t your home address.
Using a virtual office means you have access to a working, distraction-free office and a business address, package drop off and receiving, a locked mailbox, and even mail forwarding. Gone are the days of giving out your home address (which could be dangerous) or relying on a PO box. With a virtual office, you can work without interruption and rely on the receptionist for package drop-off and delivery, which also saves you a trip to the post office.
If you’re seeking a top-tier virtual office experience in Walnut Creek or the surrounding areas, Victory Workspace offers you the professional environment and resources that can take your business to the next level.
Want a demonstration of how Victory Workspace’s virtual office can change the face of your company? Contact us today, schedule a tour, and see how we can transform your business, make your life easier, and remove a few things from your to-do list on a daily basis.