Case Study: Suzanne, Her Consulting Business and a Manhattan Virtual Office

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Case Study: Suzanne
Type of Business: International Business Consultant
Location: Dubai, UAE; USA
Services: New York Virtual Office Business Address Rental, Mail Handling, Overseas Mail Forwarding, 212 Manhattan Phone with Email Forwarding of Messages

Suzanne is an international business consultant.  She was contracted over three years ago with an offer she couldn’t refuse by a company in Dubai. The only problem was that she would have to be in Dubai within the end of the month for a few months at first with the understanding that she would eventually have to relocate there for a contractual 3-year term.

Suzanne immediately started to work on her temporary move. She was overwhelmed with the necessary steps to take, knowing that she only had a couple of weeks to get her ducks in a row before her initial 3-month stint in Dubai.

Advised by her business associates, Suzanne turned to VH International Business Solutions for help. She opened a New York Virtual Office and a 212 New York phone number with email forwarding of incoming voice messages. Her initial instructions were to have her mail forwarded sporadically and on demand to Dubai during her temporary stay; then once a month after she made her 3-year relocation.

Having no time to get in touch with everyone on her contact list, Suzanne opted to have all of her mail forwarded to her new New York office address. She also hired a property manager to work on the sub-rental of her residence and moving her belongings into storage.

Within 6 weeks of opening her account, she emailed VH International Business Solutions’ customer service department to request to have her first batch of mail forwarded to her in Dubai. Knowing that there were many important documents having to do with her permanent relocation, she requested to have her first batch of mail forwarded via courier. To Suzanne’s delight, her package arrived safety and within a few days after leaving New York.

Suzanne’s 3-year project in Dubai is coming to an end – and she’s getting ready to move back to the States within a few months. She still gets her pack of mail from VH International Business Solutions once a month.

Suzanne is thrilled with the level of service received and still can’t believe how easy it was to manage her presence in the United States, while still being on the other side of the world.

Sadly, yet understandably, we’ll only have Suzanne as a virtual office client for just few more months after she moves back to the United States. It was a pleasure having her as a client and are equally excited to continually serve the additional 2 clients she has since referred to VH International Business Solutions.

Thank you Suzanne, and good luck.

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Can My Small Website Design Business Benefit from a Virtual Office?

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Let’s say the you live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and design websites. You work from home and serve customers throughout. Your orders are taken via on-line transactions and you design your clients website in your home office’s design studio.

However, you’ve been thinking about expanding into larger markets to attract new clientèle. How can you do that instantly?

Answer: By opening a virtual office!

You can go from a Coeur d’Alene based home business to having a business presence in a major metropolitan area instantly, for example: New York! Your company now has 2 locations! Imagine how snazzy a Manhattan office address would look on your website!

Opening a virtual office in another country can also make you an international company instantly and open up the market for you to sell your products and services beyond the US.

Need local fax and phone numbers to complete your business presence? No problem! We can get them setup for you in a few hours. You can also have a live operator answer your calls, a machine answer your calls (voice mail) or, we can even transfer your NYC phone calls to you in Coeur d’Alene. You can also receive your 212 Manhattan faxes right in your email in-box.

Need to meet with a client or vendor in Manhattan? No problem. You can rent a fully equipped, fully furnished private office or conference room to meet with clients on an as-needed basis. You can even have your lunch or breakfast meeting catered in the office.

Need a local hotel or restaurant recommendation? We can help you with ideas! Our knowledgeable staff is at your service. Our neighborhood is chock-full of first-class hotels, chain hotels and wonderful boutique hotels. Our neighborhood’s Michelin Stars sparkle amongst restaurants boasting top chefs, celebrity chefs, and world renown chefs.

See how easy it is to open a virtual office… Keep doing what you are doing in Coeur d’Alene and we at VH International Business Solutions will handle your New York business presence.

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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

Can My Social Media Marketing Firm Benefit from a New York City Virtual Office?

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Let’s say the you live in Lexington Park, Maryland and you run a social media marketing firm. You work from your home office and serve other small businesses on the Web. Potential clients find you on the Internet and all client communications are done via phone, fax and online.

Now, you’ve been wanting to expand your business presence without having to leave the comfort of your own home. How can you grow your company? How can you expand your market? How can you attract clients in a new area? How can you do all that and do it instantly?

A New York City virtual office may just be the perfect solution for you and your firm! In a matter of a day, you can go from a local based home business in Lexington Park to having a business presence in a major metropolitan area instantly – for example: New York City! Your company now has 2 locations! Imagine how impressive a New York City office address would look on your website and business cards!

Opening a virtual office in another country can also make you an international company instantly and open up the market for you to sell your services everywhere.

Your clients can send payments, orders, contracts, and correspondence to your New York City virtual office – we’ll keep your mail safe and secure and forward it to you in Lexington Park in accordance with your predetermined forwarding schedule.

Need local fax and phone numbers to complete your New York City business presence? No problem! We can get them setup for you in a few hours. You can have either a live operator answer your calls, a machine answer your calls (voice mail) or we can even transfer your New York phone calls to you in Lexington Park. You can have your 212 Manhattan faxes go right into your email inbox.

Need to meet with a client or vendor in New York? No problem. You can rent a professional space to meet with clients on an as-needed-basis. You can even have your lunch or breakfast meeting catered in the office – everything professionally arranged by a full-time office staff.

Need a local hotel or restaurant recommendation? We can help you with ideas! Our knowledgeable staff is at your service. Our eclectic New York City neighborhood is chock-full of first class hotels, chain hotels, and wonderful boutique hotels. Our neighborhood’s Michelin Stars sparkle amongst restaurants boasting top chefs, television chefs, and world renown chefs.

If a client drops by unexpectedly, they will enter into a well-appointed office and greeted by a friendly receptionist who will inform your guest that you are, at the moment, out on appointments and offer to take a message on your behalf. This message, if one is left, will be promptly relayed to you via email so you may contact, at your leisure, your New York City office guest.

See how easy it is to open a virtual office… Keep doing what you are doing in Lexington Park and we at VH International Business Solutions will handle your New York City business presence.

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

Get a New York Office Address for Your Australian Business!

It’s very common nowadays for Australian businesses, big and small, to do business with Americans. The Internet and other communication technology have facilitated easy international communication and inexpensive global marketing. Even so, when you’re dealing with an overseas company you like to establish their credibility before you place your order. When dealing with American companies, many overseas buyers are careful to check that they’re dealing with a legitimate company – preferably one with a verifiable street address. Americans are just as careful when buying from overseas firms.

If your main business location is in Australia and you’re not in a financial position to open your own New York offices, there’s no reason for you to miss out on tapping into one of the biggest marketplaces in the world. Obtaining a legitimate and verifiable New York office address and telephone number is as easy as obtaining a New York virtual office.

Having a New York virtual office isn’t as expensive as you might think. For just $25 a month you can have a New York office address for your business cards and website. Should anyone stop in at your office address they’ll be greeted by staff at our reception and a message will be taken.

You can choose from other services too – like mail forwarding and a New York telephone number with a messaging service or live answering. Mail and telephone messages can be forwarded to you promptly and should you need anything faxed in the US, our staff will be happy to help you. Your clients won’t know you’re not physically in New York.

If you’re at a level where you travel internationally to meet clients, your New York virtual office can become your physical office space too. We have meeting spaces and private office space that are available at a low cost for temporary usage – so you can meet your prospective American clients at your New York office!

Having a New York office address can enhance your international business prospects and give you increased credibility. If you’re planning on expanding in 2010, why not dip your toe into international waters with a New York virtual office? At $25 a month, there’s little to lose and much to gain!

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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

Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon – Pictures from Week of March 21, 2009

Here are a few recent pictures from Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon exhibit in and around Madison Square Park:

Facing the Empire State Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 26th Street


Corner of Fifth Avenue and 26th Street with the Flatiron Building in the Background


Corner of Fifth Avenue and 26th Street with the Metlife Tower in the Background


In Madison Square Park checking the line at the Shake Shack


In the sand at Madison Square Park


Feet in the sand at Madison Square Park


Have you taken any pictures? Email them to blog@acehotel.com for their photo and video contest:

Details:

Gormley says the Event Horizon installation will create ‘a relational field in which the passerby as well as the aware view is implied in a matrix of looking and being look at.’ Feel free to implicate yourself by submitting to our photo and video contest to celebrate the exhibition. Take pictures of the sculptures in their natural habitat and send them to us. We’ll post your entries weekly and announce winners in black & white, color, and video. Readers vote on entries, so if your entry wins we’ll give you something cool.

Good luck!

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Website: Manhattan Virtual Office
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