One Yonge StreetWith today’s technology, working from home is much easier than it was 5 or 10 years ago. But is working from home always best for your small business? Yes, it’s convenient to begin your working day and not even have to get out of your pajamas in the morning. And while many small businesses get their start by working out of their homes, as their businesses mature and becomes full-time ventures, working from home is not always best in terms of reflecting a professional appearance and stability. Even having a more ‘business-like’ address is better than using your home address.

One of the first steps that many small businesses are taking, is to move out of their homes and into an office that doesn’t always require a physical space. Today, small businesses have many options to have a professional address, but where to start and where expansion can take place is the more important question. Many look at flexible office space options such as shared offices and coworking facilities that offer virtual office services – that also include a high-profile business address and a professional receptionist to answer their calls. When a business needs to meet clients at its office, they can rent a meeting room at the coworking office centre, to keep up appearances that they actually have a physical office at that specific location.

The other reason for choosing to have your virtual office at a shared office space centre, is the opportunity for growth into a shared or private office without having to change your business address. However, if you are not ready for a private or semi-private office at an upscale business centre, you can always rent a hot desk or shared office workspace.