Don Will, Managing Director of Wilkin Group, Adelaide
In today’s fast-moving business world, a ‘brick and mortar office’ may longer be the best solution for many professionals or small firms. The ‘Virtual Office concept’ is being adopted By an increasing number of smart operators. And your ‘Virtual Office’ can be whatever you need it to be.
People using a Virtual Office (VO) generally will fit into one or more of these categories
- working from home, but needing a professional image for themselves.
- spending much of their time travelling between clients, and hence would rarely be in a permanent office.
- start-up businesses which in time will require a permanent office, but seeking to contain costs as they get established.
- busy people who would prefer someone else to professionally answer their business calls, and simply send a message what is required (enabling priorities to be adhered to), or
- interstate firms seeking to convey the image of a branch in more than one location.
Whilst most providers of Virtual Office (VO) products simply offer an address, or phone answering, or meeting room, Wilkin Group have launched the new generation of VOs, with many standard packages, and also tailor-made VO solutions for a wide array or businesses. Flexibility and client satisfaction are Wilkin Group’s second names!
The most usual package requirement is the ‘Address & Phone package’ which is discounted from the individual Address and Phone offerings. And you even have options to reflect how many calls you receive each month. For one low monthly fee, the image of your operation to the outside world is one of success and professional – a CBD location, and personal reception staff.
You have a convenient location to meet people in Adelaide as and when required, with an image that this is where you spend much of your working time. Not only does Wilkin office meetings spaces (ten in total ranging from 4 persons to 20 persons), we have ‘Hot Offices’ and ‘Hot Desks’ for use by our virtual clients. Hot Offices convey a different feel for certain occasions than a meeting room, offer privacy and appear as your permanent office. Sometimes people just require a desk to work at for some hours, or some days, a month. Fast internet is needed, but not the privacy afforded by an individual office. This is when the ‘Hot Desk’ is the best solution, with a significantly lower cost. Again, you specify what you need, and we offer the VO solution.
The most obvious benefit of having a VO is saving money – you only pay for the service you require. And as your needs change, simply let us know and we design a new package. No expensive rent to pay, nor cost of furnishing a business premise. This makes it ideal for startup businesses and entrepreneurs.
We believe that flexibility is an equally important benefit. In fact, research shows that millennials —who are now the country’s largest generation in the workforce— rank flexibility as one of their chief priorities when seeking a career and actually say they would be more productive with increased flexibility. VO options mean that certain employees can work mainly from home, but have an ’office in the city’ when it is required. Lots of long commuting hours are thus eliminated, and generally productivity increases when people just have to concentrate on the essentials of their business.
Lastly, it’s actually better for people’s health. The University of Sydney’s School of Public Health released a study showing that sitting at your desk for more than 11 hours a day increased a person’s risk of death by more than 40 per cent in the next three years regardless of other physical activity. Who would have thought that a VO solution is better for your health as well.
Wilkin Group can be contacted on (08) 7071 7071 if you wish to discuss your VO needs to improve your business. And with special offers for the month of August 2018 there is not a better time.