These days, it seems like everyone is deciding to start a businesses. The business world is fiercely competitive across most (usually over-saturated) industries and so, if you were to start your own business you would obviously wish to make yours stand out amongst its competitors. A business address in one of London’s most prestigious areas – such as Mayfair, Bond Street or Victoria – can be helpful for this.
Obviously, the purchase or rental of London real estate is very costly but this is where virtual office addresses serve their purpose; offering the prestige of a London address without the (ever-increasing) expense.
Consider this example:
Mr Jones operates a home cleaning service from his house in Surrey. Although his home address could suffice for his business needs, if Mr Jones was willing to pay a small fixed monthly fee, he could have an address akin to this:
Home Cleaning Co. LTD
123 Bond Street
The inclusion of London in the address automatically gives the business an appearance of being more established and therefore authoritative; and this will inspire confidence in potential customers. This address is sure to look impressive on business cards and any items of promotional stationary too.
Mr Jones’ refusal to pay for such an address could see him lose business to other Surrey-based home cleaning companies who also lack a London business address but might offer a cheaper – and arguably less professional – service.
Mr Jones might be located many miles away from his virtual London office but this is no problem since the renting of such usually includes a mail forwarding service. W1 Office’s mail service, for example, includes the collection and first class mailing of a business’s snail mail.