If you were to look up Virtual office on Wikipedia, you would get this answer:
"Virtual Office is a term for shared office services, which normally includes business address, mail & courier services, phone services, fax services, answering services, web-hosting services, and meeting & conference facilities.
Certain providers of virtual office service will provide other in-house or outsourced services such as corporate secretarial services, accounting services or legal services.
Most of the virtual office providers are located in major cities (e.g. New York, London, Hong Kong), due to high popularity of its prestigious-looking business address. However, there are growing numbers of providers in industrial parks & science parks around the world, which are attracting technology or manufacturing-based companies"
Virtual offices can come in many different forms and packages. You just have to decide what option is best for you.
Telsec Business Centres, the ultimate Virtual office service provides you with complete professional and personalized telephone coverage (9 am - 5 pm) by assigning a dedicated telephone number to your company. Incoming calls will be handled by a professional receptionist according to your instructions, including the ability to have your calls transferred to your home office or cell phone. Twenty-four-hour voice mail service, incoming fax, unlimited incoming calls and a prestigious business address for mailing purposes is also included. You can pick up your mail and faxes during regular business hours, or home delivery can also be arranged at no extra charge. When you need to meet with clients, they do not need to know that you have a virtual office, you can reserve a boardroom at very reasonable day or even half day rates. Click Here for rates
When your clients call your virtual office space number, you want them greeted by a live professional Virtual Office Assistant (receptionist), who greets them as if they are part of your staff and transfers them to either your voicemail or to your preferred redirect number. When you go out of town, a simple call to Telsec's staff, can change the way they handle your calls and can inform your callers that you are out of town and unavailable.
Our Toronto Virtual Office packages are flexible. If you need to upgrade to a part time or full time office, you have the option of renting in our shared or private offices.There is no need to change your phone number or your prestigious address.