1) Small / emerging business owner
2) Mobile professional
3) Home-based business owner
It would be worthwhile to for you to think about engaging the services of a virtual office provider. Their services can not only enhance your mobility (esp if you are like me, I cant sit still around the office) but also gives your business a professional touch and "shop front" in business image conscious Shanghai.
Best of all, you reduce your outlay in renting office spaces, many of which tie you down to long term contracts. Virtual office services are usually available in 3,6,12 month packages at a much smaller fraction of the associated costs and commitment of office space rental. You can save on the buying of some office equipment and hiring of front desk staff too.
Here are some of the services a typical virtual office provides:
* Personalized telephone answering in your company name
* Call patching
(connect you directly with important callers, wherever you are)
* Postal forwarding
(include use of an address where you can register your business)
* Fax number
* Access and rental of offices and meeting rooms
* Admin support
* Business correspondence
Two reputable providers in Shanghai are:
Some info from them:
Regus is the world’s largest provider of workplace solutions, offering the widest range of products and services that allow individuals and companies to work however, wherever, and whenever they need to.
Regus operates over 950 business centres across 400 cities in 70 countries. Products and services include fully furnished, equipped and staffed offices, world-class business support services, meeting conference and training facilities and the largest network of public videoconference rooms all serving over 200,000 clients daily.
Regus also supports the growing trend of mobile and home working. Supporting workers at home and on the road, with services such as Virtual Office and Virtual PA providing dedicated business addresses as their business base as well as mail and call handing services. Regus also operates business centres in airports and other commercial hubs to serve clients wherever they find themselves working.
Companies of all sizes use Regus solutions to reduce costs and remove the burden of property ownership and management and to have a workplace to suit however they want to work.
Some info from them :
In 1978 we opened our first serviced offices in Sydney, Australia. Since then Servcorp has come to mean a global network of exceptional office facilities. We have thrived in the industry because we have never compromised our 5 star standards.
Simply put, we have selected the best buildings with the best aspects, located in the most dynamic business cities worldwide.
While our serviced office network continues to grow, our business philosophy remains unchanged. For our clients, Servcorp means the convenience of an up to date corporate infrastructure and a professional office support team - all at the lowest possible cost.
We are proud of this fact, and that you can be fully operational within as little as 24 hours.
Both are great service providers. Certainly worth a thought.