Every Penny Counts When Starting Your Business – A Virtual Office Can Significantly Help

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If you’re an upstart business owner then you know just how costly it can be to get your company off the ground and spread the word about your great product or service. Given that many new businesses have a limited budget, it’s wise to find a way in which you can stretch every dollar and make every penny count when it comes to operational costs and presenting yourself in a professional manner. A great way to achieve this is by having a virtual office, and if you are in the New York City area or beyond and would like a physical address on prestigious Broadway, then a Manhattan virtual office is a smart choice.

  • How a virtual office is cost-effective. One of the best things about having a virtual office, especially one that comes with a respectable New York City address, is that you have access to a professional meeting room without the costs which are synonymous with leased office spaces. With virtual offices, you get the best of both worlds: a furnished office with meeting space when you need it (complete with a receptionist who will warmly and professionally greet your clients), and the flexibility of a budget friendly, low monthly rate that doesn’t require a signed lease. Therefore, you will get an office address with meeting space that you need, when you need it, instead of having to pay for an office when you aren’t even occupying it.
  • Give your upstart a competitive edge with a virtual office. A virtual office gives you the rare opportunity to have a physical New York City address, as well as a New York based telephone number and fax – if required. Thus, you will be putting forth a professional business image to your clients. While your competitors are relying on unprofessional mailboxes or expensive leased office spaces, you are making every cent count, without sacrificing a well-organized and superior business image. A Manhattan virtual office offers low rates for all of their individual services, so you only pay for the office support services that you actually utilize. Therefore, you can spend the bulk of your budget on marketing, whereby you can boost your business and your profits.

Why not optimize your budget and choose a virtual office that can give you all of the perks of a leased office space minus the commitment and high rents. When starting a business, especially in the current economy, you need to find every way to stretch that dollar, and a New York virtual office is the best way to achieve this.

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

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How can a Virtual Office help you?

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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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: Carlos, His Translation Company and a Manhattan Virtual Office

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How can a Virtual Office help you?

Case Study: Carlos
Type of Business: Translator
Location: Formerly Manhattan, Currently Buenos Aires, Argentina
Services: New York Virtual Office Business Address Rental, Meeting Room Usage, Mail Handling, Mail Forwarding

After completing his degree in language studies, Carlos, a native of Argentina, worked as a translator in the marking department of a fortune 100 company in New York.

He freelanced during his free time, evenings and weekends for an international translating company, only taking assignments he knew he could finish quickly without interfering too much with his free time or his hectic daytime workload.

Seeing how easy it was to do a little work on the side, Carlos tinkered with the idea of starting his own translation service. He also missed his hometown and loved the idea of returning to Argentina to spend more time with his family and friends; he knew that starting his own business would be the only way to have freedom and financial independence. Carlos hated the idea of debt and didn’t want to make any large upfront investments in this new venture, he figured the best way would be to use money generated by his moonlighting efforts to grow his business. He started a small website, noting all of his credentials and within a few months he started to get small translation jobs: letters, documents, contracts etc.

Any new income was immediately returned and reinvested into his new business. His translation service was starting to slowly and little by little, generate some profits. Carlos would be the first person to tell you that it took time; time to get picked-up in search engines and time to grow his client base, but he was determined not to in-debt himself by taking any up-front high interest loans to grow his business. He would do it himself, no loans.

After about a year, he started to get jobs where his larger corporate clients wanted to pay him with checks; he normally accepted Paypal payments for jobs. The problem now was: Where should his big corporate clients mail these checks to? He couldn’t have them sent to his day job… and definitely not to his home address. Not aware that he had any options, Carlos would visit the client’s office and pickup his checks personally. He couldn’t keep running around the city for checks, this was taking way too much time, not to mention it being exhausting. Another bump in the road came when a client wanted Carlos to translate audio documents; the client wanted to mail him CD’s with audio files and not email them because the files were too large. Carlos realized he needed a professional business address for sure and fast.

After learning about virtual offices, he started searching and comparing services online; he chose New York’s premier service, VH International Business Solutions. Carlos opened his New York virtual office with VH International Business Solutions, including rental of a physical office space. He finally had a company to run his New York business presence while still working and maintaining his day job. He was able to receive all his documents and correspondence at his New York virtual office and then have everything forwarded directly to his home. Every piece of mail he was receiving was either a check or an income generating project, so as far as Carlos was concerned, every piece of mail was paying for itself!

His translation company was surely growing. He was finally starting to get overwhelmed and began outsourcing some of his projects to peers. Who can’t use a little extra income?

Then the unexpected happened, Carlos’ day job announced they were downsizing several departments, his was one of them. This wasn’t good news. Even though he had worked there for a few years, he was still one of the most recent team members; his department was barely holding their head above water. Carlos had an idea and approached his immediate supervisor who, in turn, took his idea to the higher-ups: If Carlos accepted a layoff, would they consider outsourcing work to his translation company? After all, outsourcing is much more cost effective than keeping a full-time staff member. It was a far out idea but, it worked! They accepted!

Carlos is now happily not only back in his beloved hometown in Argentina, but he also remotely works from there! The best thing is, his clients don’t know he’s there – they think he’s working out of New York, NY. Even though he’s over 5300 miles away he does, after all, have a New York City business presence. The peace of mind, freedom and convenience offered by a virtual office service from reputable company is not only essential for Carlos, but priceless.

Carlos does come to New York about four times a year to meet with clients and to conduct interviews with potential freelancer translators in his New York virtual office.

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

Previous Virtual Office Case Studies:

  • Case Study: Sela the Graphic Artist and a New York Virtual Office
  • Case Study: Doug the Day Trader and a NYC Virtual Office
  • Ken the CPA and a NYC Virtual Office
  • Leonard, Kiara, Their Medical Placement Agency and a NYC Virtual Office
  • Siobhanne, Her Talent Agency and a NYC Virtual Office
  • James, His Law Firm and a NYC Virtual Office
  • Donald, His Publishing Company and a NY Virtual Office
  • Kris, Erica, Their Artist Management Firm and a NY Virtual Office
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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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    Get Your Own Staffed Office in NYC in 2010 for $20.10

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    12/20/10 ADMIN NOTE: This offer has expired. Feel free to visit our virtual office specials page to check out current specials here.

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    This weekend only (December 18 and 19, 2010), we are offering New York virtual office address service for only $20.10 a month, for 12-months of service.

    For the monthly rate, you’ll receive a New York Office Address in Midtown Manhattan, for 12-months of service. A real office address, not a mailbox; not a fake suite number disguising a mailbox number. An actual office address that you can walk into, and if necessary, receive mail at, and meet clients in – all in the trendy Flatiron District – on Broadway. Mail handling privileges, including mail forwarding/pickup, reception and meeting room available if required.

    The only place to apply for this virtual office special offer is right here via this blog posting – and it’s only valid through Sunday, December 19, 2010.

    –Click here to visit our secure order form–

    Let VH International Business Solutions help your company establish a complete business presence in NYC today!

    And for all the fun caveats: Offer valid for new approved clients only. Offer may not be combined with any other offer. Applicants must order online before end of day Sunday, December 19, 2010. Applications must be completed by Tuesday, December 21, 2010. After the 12-months are up, you can opt to renew or not renew. Address renewal rates revert to standard published rates. Current rates for renewal are from $25-$60 per month for the address rental You can select to have your mail forwarded daily, weekly or monthly. Service charge of $00.50¢ per piece plus postage. Mail pickup is available by appointment and is a flat $3 per pickup. Meeting space available at $15 per hour with a 2-hour minimum. An initial $25 deposit required for any account activity costs, for example, mail forwarding costs. Account setup takes just one business day from receipt of your completed application.

    Click here to chat with a Virtual Office Expert

    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

    Case Study: Doug the Day Trader and a NYC Virtual Office

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    How can a Virtual Office help you?

    Case Study: Doug
    Type of Business: Day Trader
    Location: Usually South America
    Services: Virtual Office Business Address, Mail Forwarding, Voice Mail with Email Forwarding

    Doug is a day trader and an avid traveler. He grew up with dreams of traveling the world and knew that’s what he was destined to do. Question was – how could he do it? Turns out he had a knack for the Financial Markets.

    Knowing that with a good internet connection and professional trading program he could trade from virtually anywhere, he left his home in California and hit the road. For a few years now Doug has been living in long-term hotels/apartments around the world. Last month he was in Bogota, Colombia, and in a couple of weeks, he’ll be in Quito, Ecuador for about a month.

    Since he was never in one place for more than several weeks at a time, and only came back to the US every few months, he needed to maintain a home base, an address within the United States. At first, though he realized this would burden his mother, Doug would have his mail sent to his mother’s house – he especially hated her having to go to the post office to forward his mail internationally. Doug knew it was time to get a professional solution.

    Doug subscribed to VH International Business Solutions’ virtual office business address, mail forwarding, and NYC voice mail with email forwarding of messages. He would have his mail forwarded on a monthly basis to his current destination. Being that he was never in one place for more than a month, VH International Business Solutions would be forwarding his mail to a different destination on a monthly basis: Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Barranquilla, Guayaquil, Santiago – Doug sure got around

    Having a local number in the US was also a necessity for him. He always has a US mobile phone on hand, but often finds himself in an out of service area and needs to use a mobile phone with local service – and that means another phone number. He uses his NYC 212 voice mail number from VH International Business Solutions as a main contact number to centralize his messages. All messages are sent as a .wav file to his email address and Doug listens to them on his laptop.

    Day trading is how Doug makes his living, but he also is an avid traveler and posts all his travel musings, recommendations and tips to his travel website. He is using the virtual office address as a contact for his travel website which is starting to turn a profit. Doug is now nurturing what is becoming an unintentional side business – which could ultimately give him all the freedom he desires. He is currently in plans to write a travel guide.

    We are proud to have Doug as one of our esteemed virtual office clients.

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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.