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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Virtual Office

When you take a trip down to see a potential Virtual Office space, you should come prepared with some important questions for the landlord or sales rep. Get this information before you sign...

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When you take a trip down to see a potential Virtual Office space, you should come prepared with some important questions for the landlord or sales rep. Get this information before you sign on the dotted line, and you'll be moving into your virtual home sweet virtual home soon.

What are the rules and regulations regarding the conference room?
Since one of the primary reasons to have a Virtual Office is a physical place to congregate, you want to know that the conference room will be there when you need it. Ask about how many hours per month of conference room time is available to you, and if you pay extra for going over the allotted time.

How do I book the conference room?
Make sure that booking the conference room is as easy as picking up a phone or sending an email. And of course, that it can be done on short notice if need be.

Is there Internet access available?
Almost all conference rooms are connected these days, but ask about all the spaces in your Virtual Office just to be safe.

How will my phone be answered?
Will there be a live secretary/receptionist on duty? Or will your company calls go straight into voice mail? Also, if the former is true, how will you get your messages?

Are there any amenities included in the price?
Do you get coffee and simple snacks thrown in with the rental price? Or is everything a la carte? How about copies and faxes? Is there a machine onsite for use by your company?

Is parking available onsite?
If you and your clients need parking, make sure that spaces and guest spaces are available (especially if the office is a parking-challenged area)

Come equipped with smart questions and you'll be that much more assured of getting a Virtual Office worthy of your shingle.

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