Why Your Home Address Shouldn’t Be Your Business Address
You may work from home, but the postal address of your business needs to create a more professional - and secure – impression. Happily, Blackpool Unlimited’s Postal Address Package can help with that.
You’ve launched your Blackpool business from home. There’s nothing wrong with that. Not everyone needs an office (and when you do, you’ll find some excellent Blackpool office options here). Yet sometimes, although you may not operate from an office, there can be real value in making it look as though you do.
What is a virtual office address?
A virtual office address enables you to use an office as your official trading address even though you don’t work there very often (or ever). The Postal Address Package from EC² by Blackpool Unlimited lets you put the address of Blackpool Enterprise Centre on your website, emails, invoices and marketing. You can also direct all your mail to the virtual office and use the informal meeting areas at the centre as you need them.
Why use a virtual office address?
1. Project the right impression: So much of business is about impressions. It’s about ensuring that, when potential partners, customers or investors do a little research, they don’t find anything that makes them think twice about working with you.
Using your home address for your business shouldn’t be an issue. Yet lots of business owners feel it could be. A simple way around that is to open a virtual office mailbox at the prestigious Blackpool Enterprise Centre. That means you can use the Enterprise Centre as your official trading address and banish all worries that your address doesn’t create the right impression.
2. Google My Business paints a better picture: Google My Business is a great way to raise your business profile and bring customers to your door. You probably want to make sure it’s the right door, though. Unless you’re happy with house callers, you’ll want an alternative (and suitably impressive looking) base of operations.
True story: we know of one Blackpool business owner who had their South Shore terraced house as their Google My Business address – and on the day the Google Streetview cameras rolled by, there was a skip outside! Not a great look…
3. It increases security and privacy
We all need to be more aware of the security of ourselves and our families. A virtual office makes your home address harder to access, which keeps you safe from disgruntled customers.
4. It reduces disruption
When you’re in the ‘zone’ you don’t need deliveries getting in the way of your flow. Yet when you work from home, every ring of the doorbell will be another interruption.
An EC² Virtual Package means all your mail goes straight to the Enterprise Centre. You can then pick it up when you’re passing or have it forwarded in bigger, less frequent chunks.
5. A business home-from-home
Working from home may suit you perfectly, but when the builders are in, the kids are screaming downstairs during half term, or you have a business meeting to attend and don’t want to hold it round the kitchen table, an escape can be welcome.
With an EC² Virtual Package you can use the centre’s informal meeting areas whenever you need them. The Wi-Fi’s free too.
How much does a virtual office at the Enterprise Centre cost?
You get all the above for £17.50 a month + VAT, billed quarterly.
Make your home business more secure. Make it more productive. Make a better impression. Find out more about virtual office services in Blackpool.