Good question! When you sign up to a virtual office, you get a professional address to register your business with Companies House without renting a physical space there. It can be a huge help with creating a professional image for your business without spending tons of money on a private office.
Signing up to a virtual office service is something that more and more entrepreneurs are doing these days – and there are a lot of benefits. When you get a virtual office in London for your business, you can…
Protect Your Privacy
When you set up a business, you’ll need to put your official company name and address on Companies House. And if you set up your business from home, that means putting your home address online – so anyone who looks up your business on Companies House will be able to see your home address.
The advantage of getting a virtual office is that you don’t have to use your home address when you register your business with Companies House. For example, Impact Brixton’s business registry services allow you to use Impact Brixton’s location in Brixton Village as your official company address, meaning that all official correspondence (including anything from HMRC or Companies House) comes to our address in London. You can then collect your post or arrange for it to be forwarded at a small extra cost. And your home address doesn’t have to go online!
Avoid Expensive Overheads
When you first set up a business, it can be easier to work from home. It makes sense, right? Your cash flow isn’t up and running yet, so renting an office is out of the question, and these days it’s easier than ever to set up a home office with everything you need. But if you’re working from home, you might be wondering – why do you need a virtual office at all?
Using a business registry service is a great step towards making your business look official. It’s a small expenditure for a big reward, because it gives you that professional business address without any of the expensive overheads – which is a particularly big saving if you want to set your company up in a bustling business hub like London. And you don’t even have to worry about your post, because most virtual office services (including ours!) feature mail forwarding services that will make sure that you never miss a letter. So you can save money on the rent and bills while still looking super professional – and all while pursuing your dream. You go, entrepreneur!
Boost Your Credibility
The advantage of our virtual office is that it gives you a prime London postcode for your business, boosting confidence in your brand and giving your company a credible image. We know that when you’re just starting out, a lot of the most exciting work happens at your kitchen table – but it doesn’t hurt to look professional.
When you sign up to use Impact Brixton’s business registry services, you can use our location in Brixton Village as your official company address. So when people look you up, their first impression of your new company will be a professional London postcode in a vibrant business hub – rather than a residential address. This will massively help to give them the confidence they need to trust your brand and use your services. And the advantage of getting a virtual office that has a physical space, like Impact Brixton, is that it can offer meeting rooms that you can book to meet your clients. So you can take steps to grow your business even though you don’t have your own private office yet. It’s the perfect way to create a professional image for your business!
Do Some Good
Impact Brixton is a social enterprise, which means that all our profits are used to run workshops, training programmes, and networking events for local entrepreneurs. So if you set up a virtual office with Impact Brixton, you know that your money is being put towards supporting the business community in Lambeth. It’s the perfect way to create a professional, sustainable, ethical business.
Still Not Sure if You Need a Virtual Office?
Check out our virtual office page. It’ll give you all the information on our virtual office and business registry packages, and there are a ton of FAQs you can check out to see if getting a virtual office is the right choice for your company. And if you’re still wondering whether you need a virtual office for your business, you can always drop us an email or pop in to see us in Brixton, too! We’d love to welcome you.
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