Can virtual offices be used as a business location?
Today, countless businesses are agile, mobile or even predominantly based from people’s homes. As a result, many business owners are using convenient virtual offices to establish their business address. They carry out their administration duties, hold meetings with clients or receive official correspondence.
However, some business owners are unsure if the Australian Government classifies virtual offices as a business location and if it is allowed to use them for the purpose of business address registration. In good news for those who wish to use a virtual office for mobile business, the Australian Business Register website states that premises are considered to be a business location under these two conditions:
- if the business has a legal right as a lessee to use the premises (for example, if Anytime Offices provides written authorisation for you to use our address for business registration)
- if the business undertakes activities at least once per quarter at premises of their registered business address (access to meeting rooms and offices is included in Anytime Offices virtual office packages).
At Anytime Offices, we’re committed to providing smart solutions for businesses, so apart from providing written consent for you to register your business address with us, we also provide beautiful, professional facilities and a range of packages to enable you to carry out your business activities at least once a quarter (or more frequently, depending on your requirements).
How can a virtual office help a small business?
A virtual office/business address for start-up or non-traditional businesses is highly beneficial, as it provides a consistent base to secure a professional presence, and allows you to direct all official correspondence to one official location.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) stipulates that if your business wants to receive correspondence, you must have a registered office. Unfortunately, you’re not able to use a P.O. Box as a registered business address, and while you can register your home address, it may be important for you to retain your privacy, and importantly, to portray yourself and business in the most professional manner.
As part of our ‘Anytime Address’ service, we enable you to conduct your business activities from our centre, enabling you to use our address as your own registered business address. Importantly, we also look after the handling of your mail by offering a private, lockable letterbox. We will also happily consider your document storage needs.
If you’re using our virtual office for small business, we help you adhere to your quarterly business usage quota by including, depending on your package, 1 to 8 hour of a meeting room, day office or shared office usage per month. In addition, you can use our break-out lounge to use the internet, check your mail and enjoy a cup of coffee.
A virtual office / business address service for start-up or non-traditional businesses is highly beneficial, as it provides a consistent base to secure a professional presence, and allows you to direct all official correspondence to one official location. It’s great for start-up or non-traditional businesses like an online adult store, design studio or life coach as it provides a consistent base to secure a professional presence, and allows you to direct all correspondence to one official location.
At Anytime Offices, we provide the most cost-effective options to help you grow your business and run your operations efficiently. If you’d like to learn more about our virtual offices, business address and telephone answering services, contact us today.