How to Get a Virtual Office Address

Grace Chen
Grace Chen|Updated September 4th 2018

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The benefits of having a virtual office are well known, and getting a virtual office address at one of the most desirable postcodes in London is easier than ever.

Office space providers are progressively understanding the rise of the gig and startup economy, which thereby creates more freelancers and small businesses. Those who are familiar with freelancing or running a startup will understand that the starting stages of such businesses are difficult. Even if the market is good and strategy is solid, funds may be tight and such businesses may not yet be at the stage where they can logically afford an office, especially one in a desirable location that aligns with their ambitions.

Enter the virtual office address. Virtual office addresses can provide freelancers or startups that wish to appear more prominent with an address in a desirable neighbourhood, a receptionist, mail services, etc. without the hefty price tag. Read more about virtual offices here.

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Here’s how to get a virtual office address in London:

1. Decide which postcode will best represent your business

Are you a creative designer? In finance? Property? Do you want to be known as being on the high street or in a tech neighbourhood? A virtual office address will help your business appear to be located in a postcode that suits your sector. Do some research into which neighbour will paint your business in the best light and the best areas in London to work by industry.

2. Choose a virtual office address provider

There are a number of viritual office address providers in London, all of which generally offer services such as an office address and mail forwarding. Do your research into the exact locations of these addresses, costs and exact benefits, and create a comparison chart to choose the best provider for your needs.

If you’re overwhelmed by choice or simply don’t have the time, please feel free to fill out this form and we’ll do the heavy-lifting for you.

We’re connected to virtual office address providers that offer benefits such as:

  • Business address
  • Call answering and call forwarding
  • Flexible terms, withmonthly rolling contracts
  • Pay-as-you-go access to over co-working spaces, as well as roof gardens and members’ bars
  • Great discounts with fantastic partners
  • Invitations to members only events
  • Discounts on gym memberships
  • Discounts on leasing art
  • Discount on event venue hires

3. Get in touch with your choice of virtual office address provider

Once you’ve narrowed your choice of virtual office address provider down to a few, get in touch with all of them through phone or email and ask for details about hiring their services. Confirm minimum contract terms and all amenities that are included. Make sure you note all details so you can make the best final decision for yourself and your business.

That’s it!

Once you’ve onboarded, you’re free to use your attractive new office address on your website and in your communications. Regardless of where you actually work and when it will make logical sense for you to rent a physical office space, you will be able to appear more credible sooner by appearing to have an office in a desirable neighbourhood.

If you’re looking for some assistance in finding the best deal at the most suitable postcode, please get in touch with us. We’re always happy to help.

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