Case Study: James, His Law Firm and a NYC Virtual Office

Case Study - James and a Virtual Office
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Case Study: James
Type of Business: Attorney
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Services: New York Virtual Office, Meeting Room Usage

James worked for a prestigious law firm in Midtown Manhattan – all day, early mornings, late nights, all nighters… He had enough!; enough of the schlep, enough of the commute and most of all, enough of the suit and tie! James HATED the suit and tie. He was ready to break away and start his own law firm and hit the ground running. He gave his 2-week notice and left his position at this dreadful law firm.

He immediately started preparations to go out on his own. Purposefully having no Plan B, he was going to make this work, he had to. He quickly realized that he would need, first and foremost, an office. Being on a limited budget, he knew that he would not be able to afford renting his own brick and mortar office, not to mention all the associated costs that go along with renting an office: electric, furniture, insurance, staff, supplies, etc…

James recalled that one of his former colleagues, Bruce, left the same midtown law firm a few months before he did. James contacted Bruce to touch base and see how independent life was treating him… and to possibly get some guidance. Bruce told James about the services he was utilizing along with services offered by VH International Business Solutions. James was intrigued about the quality and affordability of the services recommended by Bruce, this is just what he needed.

James contacted VH International Business Solutions to open his own New York office. James initially subscribed to our physical office address rental (virtual office) service. He needed to receive paperwork, correspondence, legal documents, and service of process at our offices. Any items received in his new law firm’s name would need to be overnighted to his Brooklyn home address. James was quickly tying all those loose ends, it was coming together for him.

James was ready and excited to finally be able to work from home. His office was all set up with VH International Business Solutions in Manhattan. He got his website domain name, business cards, and placed a few ads.

Today, James wakes up bright and early, showers, and puts on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt and works in his home office all day. He takes a quick break in the morning and afternoon to walk his dog. By late afternoon he receives any paperwork that has been overnighted from the office. He works with clients via phone and email during the week. James rents the available office meeting room for 4 hours every two weeks or so from 12-4pm. He schedules all his client consultations during this time period, one every 30 minutes.

When client consultation day arrives, James gets to the office in the dreaded suit and tie, with his Fiji water in hand, sets up his laptop and is ready within seconds for his first guest. He leaves a list of his appointments with the receptionist and she greets and announces each client. If James needs copies of legal documents or ID’s, he gives them to the receptionist to make. After his last appointment, he leaves the office at 4pm and is back home in Brooklyn before the 5pm rush.

James is a pleasure to have as a client. He loves his virtual work life and more so since our services enable him to have the freedom he wants by providing the physical presence he requires. And most of all he loves only having to put on his “Monkey Suit” (and tie) every couple of weeks!

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New York Virtual Office

How can VH International Business Solutions help you?
Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice

Neighborhood History: General Worth Monument and Worth Square

Worth Square
Photo 2009: Worth Monument and Worth Square

Our neighborhood is chock full of history. As you walk through the area, there are historical buildings, monuments, and lots of new history in the making!

Ever wonder what the obelisk by the office is on the island between 24 and 25th street, at the cross section of Broadway and Fifth Avenue? (Picture above with 2-lovely tourists).

It’s part of the General William Jenkins Worth monument, erected in 1857.

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General William Jenkins Worth

General Worth is the reason for his namesake cities of Fort Worth, Texas, Lake Worth, Texas, Worth, Illinois, Worth County, Georgia, the Lake Worth Lagoon in Florida, the city of Lake Worth, Florida and our very own Worth Street in Manhattan.

Flatiron and Worth Monument Manhattan Virtual Office 1918
Photo 1918:   General Worth Monument and Flatiron Building  on Armistice Day

The native New Yorker passed on May 17, 1849 in Texas and was taken to the little island, named Worth Square for burial in 1857.

Worth Monument Manhattan Virtual Office

Worth Monument VH International Business Solutions

Worth Monument Front VH International Business Solutions

Worth Monument Rear VH International Business Solutions

Worth Monument Side VH International Business Solutions

Worth Monument  Side Manhattan Virtual Office

Worth Monument Detail VH International Business Solutions

NPR did a story on General Worth’s monument a few months ago and used some of our (VH International Business Solutions, Inc.) information, photos and videos as part of their story. Click here for details.

For more info:
Read the New York Times article on the internment of General Worth in Worth Square. Published November 26, 1857.
NYC Parks: General Worth Monument (And yes – you can see us in their website photo)
NYC Parks: Worth Square

New York Virtual Office

Open your office in this historic and trendy neighborhood today!

Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice

How Easy is it to Open a New York Virtual Office?

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Very easy!

It’s a simple process and it takes just about a business day to get you up and running with a physical office address, reception and any phone / fax services you require. With the proliferation of consumer Internet access, we were the first in New York City to offer NYC virtual office services interactively via the World Wide Web. Our experience provides for a simple, quick and easy process!

When you are ready to proceed, simply visit our website, and click on the ORDER NOW button. Order the services you require online, enter your credit card details and submit! Once you complete your application, you’ll receive an email the following business day with your details. When your account is activated, all services are instantly available to you. You can start receiving mail the next day. You can book a meeting space for the following morning.

Apply today, your staffed office is waiting for you!

New York Virtual Office

How can VH International Business Solutions help you?
Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
Tel: 1.212.627.8900
Fax: 1.646.861.6610

Since 1990.

VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
Follow us on Twitter: @ManhattanOffice