Who Uses Virtual Offices? Most Common Virtual Office Users
With today’s technology, it might come as no surprise that many businesses are able to operate as virtual office users. Whether utilizing a professional mailing address, phone answering/forwarding, coworking, or conference rooms as needed, small businesses are making important strides in their own success thanks to these services that give them the professional edge they need.
Across the board, virtual offices are utilized by all types of independent business owners, though some business models are especially favorable to virtual office layouts. According to surveys, the following are some of the most common small business types that utilize virtual offices:
Real Estate: 6%
Virtual office users are fairly evenly spread across the age brackets; 33% of users are 35-44, 26% are 45-54, and 23% are 25-34. Interestingly, more than 70% of the virtual office demographic is male, with just shy of 30% being female (though that likely has its own social stigma and reasoning attached in terms of small business owners in general).
So what do small business owners have in common that they most want or need?
Low startup costs and low overhead fees
Quick or immediate startup
No permanent office space
Access to services when needed
At Office Evolution, we strive to offer all of the above and much more to our virtual office members. Over the years, we have become familiar with each of their individual needs and are always open to new requests to help our fellow small business owners, whatever their demographic, be successful in their professional endeavors. We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know so many different types of solopreneurs, many of whom reflect the most popular business types. However, we’re always open to meeting more: the beauty of the virtual office is that they are non-prohibitive and are flexible enough to meet a wide range of needs.
Even though most of our existent members fall into the legal or consulting category, all virtual members help comprise our small company as a whole: It truly is our business to help support small business!