Innovative Professional Offices (www.InnovativeProfessionalOffices.com), the leading provider of office space for rent in Ottawa and Mississauga, comments on a recent study showing more than half of all Canadian small businesses are run from a smartphone. The company also explains the benefits of outsourcing a company’s virtual needs.
According to a recent study, more than half (55%) of Canadian small business owners run their operations from a smartphone. One fifth (20%) run their business from a tablet. The same study found that 31% of small business owners in Canada are now cloud-enabled and one third have an online presence and/or sell services online. (Source: “Intuit study says more than half of Canadian small businesses are run from a smartphone,” betakit.com article, August 24, 2015; http://betakit.com/intuit-study-says-more-than-half-of-canadian-small-businesses-are-run-from-a-smartphone/)
“More and more Canadian small business owners are conducting their business on their smartphones. That’s because many aspects of a business can be run from a mobile device, including customer service, and project management,” says Eshai Hirshberg, director of Innovative Professional Offices. “While operating a business on-the-go has its benefits, there are also serious limitations.”
Hirshberg explains that there are numerous benefits to outsourcing a company’s virtual needs. Not every small, medium, or even large business needs a physical office all the time. Nor do they need a physical presence in every geographic location in which they operate. What every company does need, though, is to project a professional image.
Outsourcing a virtual office allows Canadian business owners to take advantage of essential business services; including a permanent mailing address, and a professional receptionist to answer calls and handle mail delivery. Sometimes on-the-go business owners need to meet their clients. Having a virtual office also means having the ability to book fully-equipped boardrooms or training rooms by the hour, half-day, or full day.
While on site, professional staff can welcome clients, assist with research, word processing, meeting minutes, and booking reservations. A trusted virtual officer provider also has IT and telecom technicians available for set-ups and troubleshooting.
“Using the virtual office services provided by Innovative Professional Offices also helps Canadian business owners protect valuable cash flow. That’s because high-tech communication equipment is expensive and costly to maintain,” Hirshberg adds. “On-the-go business owners get access to fast scanning and photocopying in black and white or colour and can receive and send faxes.”
“When you don’t have a traditional brick-and-mortar operation, it can be difficult for prospective clients to find you. That’s why it’s imperative that you have an online presence,” Hirshberg observes. “A full-service provider of virtual offices, Innovative Professional Offices offers custom and interactive web design, development, hosting services, marketing, and social media optimization.”
For more information about Innovative Professional Offices and their fully-furnished executive office suites for rent in Ottawa, Brampton, and Mississauga, visit www.InnovativeProfessionalOffices.com.