Did you know that “Virtual Offices” has a Wikipedia page?
“The virtual office idea came from a combination of technological innovation and the Information Age. The concept has roots in life before (and even during) the Industrial Revolution, where parallels to current work styles, specifically working from home, have been drawn. The virtual office concept is an evolution of the executive suite industry. However, the inflexibility of an executive suite lease doesn’t work for many business models and helped spur the virtual office concept.”
Is that a sign that the end of office life is nigh?
Probably not yet…; but people will work from home, from their friends’ homes, from the beach, wherever. The need to have a home office is decreasing and partly because of “Generation Y” who will never really learn how to work 9 to 5 in an office anyway.
The idea of blending homework and friends while they multi-tasked in their bedroom came from them, so once they entered the workforce, this behavior was just expanded to everywhere — work life and home life will be blended in a way that accentuates both.
Here at Apex Office Centers we offer the suite of services that a Virtual Office should; a remote receptionist, virtual assistant, answering services, voicemail, virtual office space, phone answering,virtual
address, mailing address, administration services. The list goes on.
Roughly 20 million home-based businesses were operating in the U.S., according to research firm International Data Corp. And while it’s true that many of today’s successful small to midsize companies got their start in an owner’s garage or basement, it doesn’t necessarily mean they
have to stay there. While inexpensive and convenient, a home address doesn’t always convey the same professional, business-like appearance that a separate office can and that’s why Professional offerings like Apex Office Centers started, we exist to serve.
~ The Apex Office Centers Team ~