Finding the perfect office space can be complicated for any business. It involves hunting for and finding the right location, at the right price point, and with the right amenities. Beyond that, leasing companies tend to rope renters into unnecessary, long-term contracts. Virtual offices, on the other hand, can be the perfect solution for lawyers seeking lower operational costs, access to a professional/office address, space to work and receive clients, administrative and reception services, a better work-life balance, and more. For these and other reasons, many lawyers have turned to virtual offices like Alexa’s Workplaces as their preferred option for executive office space.
Keeping down operating costs is important to all businesses large and small, but it is particularly critical for smaller, independent attorneys with few resources. A virtual office is generally the same as a standard office with one major exception: the benefits gained are based on the package of virtual office services to which you subscribe. In other words, you just pay for the services you actually use. Real cost savings are accomplished through lower monthly rental fees than traditional office space. Some virtual office packages allow for scalable hourly rentals that allow the flexibility of using meeting space on an as-needed basis, and they are typically fully furnished. In addition, lawyers can choose to go into the office only when truly necessary, and may otherwise decide to work from home. This results not only in savings on commuting costs but also in a reduction of job-related stress.
Larger, well-established law firms have also enjoyed the benefits of unbundled commercial office services through the years. By setting up short-term contracts that provide a physical address and other services, many firms have managed to expand their businesses quickly to other regions while keeping costs to a minimum.
While it may be tempting for smaller solo practitioners to run their business out of the home, they run the risk of not appearing trustworthy or credible to customers. Simply providing customers with a physical business address can actually help boost your professional image. A virtual office is a great option for lawyers to meet with existing or potential clients. Furthermore, in some regions, it may be required for lawyers to have a corporate business address (other than their residential address) to be able to practice.
Privacy and Security
One of the biggest advantages of having a virtual office is the privacy gained not only by attorneys but by their clients. Having a virtual office space allows lawyers to cost-effectively meet with clients at a professional business location other than their personal residence, or at the local coffee shop where privacy can certainly be a challenge.
Establishing a virtual legal office at a fraction of the cost of a traditional office can be your reality today. Enjoy all the benefits of a prestigious downtown address while you work at home, on the road, or anywhere else. Your virtual office will be ready for you when you need it.
Alexa’s Workspaces are much more than the premier shared office space provider in South Florida. We have custom-built an array of workplace solutions designed to exceed our clients’ expectations. Moreover, we’re a local business that has seen success by helping other local businesses from local start-ups to enterprise and corporate clients. Call us at 954-745-5800 to learn about how you can gain competitive advantages with virtual office space, or visit us online.