Go International With a Manhattan Virtual Office!

Want to bring your business international?

It’s easier than you think with a Manhattan virtual office!

Do you have big plans for your business? Of course you do! The Internet has made it easier than ever to market to a global audience so why wouldn’t you take the opportunity to expand your business? It’s a fabulous idea but many business operators have found that while they can reach prospective clients all over the world with their advertising, getting overseas clients to advance to the stage of placing an order is a different matter, particularly if you don’t have any overseas offices. Here are three of the main reasons for their reluctance:

  1. People like to shop locally. This can apply to corporate clients as well as individuals.
  2. When you’re ordering from an interstate or overseas business, there’s a nagging doubt that you’ll receive the product or service promptly. When you don’t have a street address people can relate to they can have difficulty forming an opinion on the size and professionalism of your business. When in doubt, they’ll revert to a local supplier.
  3. Credibility – if the business is run predominantly online, is based overseas or interstate and has no street address displayed, it raises doubts as to whether it is a legitimate operation. At the very least it raises the concern that if you pay your money and your product or service doesn’t arrive there is no way of tracing the perpetrator.

Of course, setting up physical offices overseas is a major expense and one that is out of reach for the majority of business operators – but there is a viable alternative. A Manhattan virtual office is your answer. Starting from just $25 a month you can have a Manhattan office. You’ll be able to use the prestigious office address, and have mail sent to your Manhattan address and forwarded to you. You can even take advantage of a Manhattan phone number that diverts to your number or to a message service. Live call answering is also available for your overseas Manhattan office! And if you’re ever in the situation where you need to meet clients in Manhattan, you’ll be able to book office space to use at your physical Manhattan office address.

If you’re planning to go international, a Manhattan virtual office will get you off to a great start without costing you a fortune.

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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.
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Case Study: Sela the Graphic Artist and a New York Virtual Office

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Case Study: Sela
Type of Business: Graphic Designer
Location: Long Island City, New York
Services: NY Company Formation, NYC Virtual Office, Mail Handling, and New York Registered Agent

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Sela, an only child from a single parent home, moved to Long Island City while attending a famous NYC design school. It broke her heart to leave her mother alone, but they both knew it was for the best.

After obtaining her degree, Sela was immediately hired as a graphic artist at a local Silicon Alley company. After a few years, she was heading up the same department with a promising future with the company. However, her Silicon Alley employer was not doing well in the current economic climate and the company was heading towards closing their New York location. They offered certain employees the opportunity to relocate to their headquarters in San Francisco – Sela was on board.

Unfortunately, right before her big move to San Francisco, tragedy struck. Her Mother, out for a leisurely evening walk, was struck by a car; Sela left New York immediately. Her mother had a compound fracture in her right leg and it was going to take a long time to heal. Sela, a self-professed “Momma’s Girl”, knew that she was going to be in Jackson for quite some time. Sela’s employer gave her her remaining vacation and banked days. In the meantime, she started to wrap-up her New York life from a distance.

Her employer did not want to loose her – Sela was way too talented. They worked out a deal where they would hire Sela as a freelance graphic designer, Sela agreed. She would be able to work from a distance without a problem. She always wanted to start her own firm, needed to take care of her mother, and saw this as her golden opportunity to be her own boss!

Sela searched online for a way to make her situation work. She realized that forming her company and renting a business address with mail forwarding would work perfectly for her. During her searches she found VH International Business Solutions’ office perfectly situated just a few blocks from her former Silicon Alley office – She loved the neighborhood!

Sela hired VH International Business Solutions to establish her New York business presence. She formed her LLC in New York, opened her virtual office, and selected VH International Business Solutions as her Registered Agent.

During the transition period from New York to Mississippi, Sela flew back and forth several times to vacate her apartment and put her furniture and belongings up for sale on Craigslist – with the help of friends. Sela had her mail from her Long Island City home forwarded to VH International Business Solutions office in Manhattan. We would then forward her personal mail, along with any business mail to her mother’s home in Jackson.

Within a month from her mother’s accident, Sela was back in Mississippi, full-time, tending to her mother’s every need. While her Silicon Alley former employer continued referring her with new freelance jobs, Sela worked on growing her own client base to supplement her income. She found it simple and convenient to work from Mississippi with a New York business presence.

Thankfully Sela’s mother’s recovery time was better than expected. Even though her business was growing every day, Sela wasn’t about to leave home anytime soon. She was going to stay home, close to her “Momma” and let VH International Business Solutions run her New York business presence for her.

We are proud to still call Sela one of our valued clients – and congratulate her success.

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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