What is a Virtual Office and Will It Work For You?

Virtual Office

Basically speaking a virtual office is a space that offers communication and address services and allows you to reduce traditional office costs while maintaining a professional business image.

What are the typical services offered by a virtual office?

 registered business address

receptionist services

inward and outward parcel handling

telephone, fax lines and voice message to email

call handling

conference rooms

and more

The list of services may depend on the company and package you choose. Please refer to http://www.centreo.hk/virtual_office to learn more about our extended virtual office services.

What are the benefits of having a virtual office?

Low Cost

One of the reasons more and more startups choose a virtual space is because they want to bring down initial spending and focus their investment power on the products and promotional activities, rather than rent and service costs.

Just think about all the costs associated with office setup and maintenance: rent deposits, IT, furniture and fixtures, decoration, repairs, hiring reception and more. Limiting these costs at the beginning, can give your small business a more confident start, eliminating


Having a virtual office offers you flexibility in a multitude of areas.

You and your colleagues do not have to be physically present in the office. So you get a chance to work from anywhere you want, which can be a great advantage. At the same time, you get a full use of office facilities (such as pantry, conference room and meeting space) should you ever need them.

Additionally, instead of committing to several year’s rent, you can choose between 1/3/6/12 months’ contracts and keep your options wide open.

No administrative hassle

Running a small business is more than a full-time job. It takes all your time, creativity and problem-solving skills. That’s why having somebody handle all the nitty-gritty of your office life can be incredibly helpful. Even more so – if you choose to start your business in a foreign country and may be challenged by a language barrier.

A virtual office will take care of your accounting, courrier arrangements, telephone calls, fax and mail. And once you have all that covered – just think how much extra time you will have to focus on your business.


Without the need to invest in physical facilities and supplies, as well as not being tied down to one place, your business has a lot of chances for expansion. And if you have an opportunity at a different city, opening a virtual office there would be relatively easy and would not involve moving your staff or creating a branch.

Environmental Benefits

Running a virtual office is a great way to cut down on costs to the environment as well. And if your business lies in the field of conservation or recycling, having a virtual office could be a favourable option.

For more information on virtual offices, their set up and functioning, stay tuned for the second part of our blog and contact us at sales@centreo.hk.

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