Case Study: Siobhanne, Her Talent Agency and a NYC Virtual Office

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Case Study: Siobhanne
Type of Business: Talent Agency
Location: Greenwich, London, UK
Services: New York Virtual Office Business Address Rental, Meeting Room Usage, Mail Handling

Siobhanne lives just across the pond from New York in Greenwich, a suburb of London. A former model and retired actress herself, she parlayed her expertise and experience into running a small talent agency out of her home office. Her work brought her to the United States every few weeks – client opportunities in the States were starting to show a profit.

Siobhanne needed a New York business address to receive correspondence. Initially, she unwittingly rented what turned out to be simply a mailbox service from a “virtual office” company right here in Manhattan. She ran into huge problems when potential talent clients would attempt to visit her office to drop-off head-shots and found a room of mailboxes, how embarrassing! She knew it didn’t portray a professional image; she needed to rent an actual business address, with facilities to receive both her mail and guests in a professional office environment. That’s when she contacted VH International Business Solutions, Inc.

After several emails containing detailed questions, phone calls, and viewing facility photos, Siobhanne was confident with the environment and professionalism of the employees who would be running “her” office. She signed up for our business address rental services online.

She gave precise instructions, to be left on file with the receptionist, on how to deal with any talent that would show up unannounced to drop-off head shots. After the talent left their packages with reception, the resumé and head-shots would be scanned and emailed to Siobhanne. All mail and packages received would then be forwarded, at the end of each month, via courier (flat rate envelope) to her home in Greenwich. She would pickup her mail herself while in New York.

Two weeks after opening her account, Siobhanne made an appointment to rent the private office facilities for a few hours during one of her trips to New York. She was thrilled with the accommodations, size, brightness, and privacy of the room… over 200 sq feet of private space all to herself for only $15 an hour! VH International Business Solutions, Inc provided exactly the service she needed! She was confident her business was in good hands.

We are proud to call Siobhanne and her talent agency one of our valued clients.

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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

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

Case Study - James and a Virtual Office
How can a Virtual Office help you?

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!

Previous Case Studies:
Case Study: Donald, His Publishing Company and a NY Virtual Office
Case Study: Kris, Erica and a NY Virtual Office

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