In recent years, the virtual office with a beautiful location, integrated services and facilities for business is gradually becoming trend and are selected by many businesses.
Virtual office is a new and modern type of office that has been introduced to Vietnam in the last few years. In many countries around the world, the virtual office is the place to provide business addresses in beautiful locations, bring the speed and convenience when the business needs to expand the scale of business. However, when introduced into Vietnam, virtual office has many changes, develop more services to fit the business culture as well as meet the practical needs. There are many reasons for virtual office to flourish and become more popular, but the core reason is cost savings.
There is no denying that the economic downturn is an opportunity for the virtual office market to reap. The positive changes of this type of office since 2008 confirmed the above statement is true. Difficult economic conditions have limited the development opportunities of enterprises, forcing enterprises to cut costs to survive. With the cost savings, virtual office is the end of the business to risk bankruptcy. According to statistics from a number of virtual office leasing units, by the end of 2008 to the first half of 2009, the number of customers looking to this type of office increased by 100-150% compared to the time before the recession. Many units also confirmed that sales also tripled compared to the first years in operation.
However, the improvement of the economy can not limit the fierce competition between enterprises. Therefore, the cost to businesses, especially small and medium enterprises, is considered as an important factor in the solution package. Limiting fixed costs to focusing almost all resources on business development is a competitive advantage. This shows that while the economy still poses many challenges, the virtual office with the benefits of competitive advantage will remain the first choice of many businesses.
In terms of cost, the office will save 70-80% of the cost of traditional office space, but not only does the company own space and working time for rented offices, but also many other amenities. These include: reception, correspondence management, telephone answering, meeting room, lounge, office cleaning services and accounting consultancy, tax consultancy … All services are in one package. cost savings.
In terms of time, spending a week or even months designing an office for a traditional office is replaced by a few hours when the business chooses to rent a virtual office. In addition, office equipment such as printers, fax machines, photocopiers … are available, which can serve business activities of the earliest. The cost savings and limited time wasted on secondary jobs will greatly contribute to increasing business efficiency.
However, business objects using virtual offices are still limited. Most businesses are concerned about profitability and business performance in the future. This means that, when businesses can assert their existence and stand on the market, they still need the traditional fixed office. In addition, for businesses with relatively large numbers of employees and the nature of work required employees to be present in the company often, the enterprise still need the traditional office type.In addition, With a variety of service packages designed to meet a variety of needs and budgets, many businesses have access to virtual office services. In 2006, virtual office rental units, typically Regus – a global provider of highly-qualified workplaces and one of the pioneering companies that brought virtual office services closer to home. Vietnamese businesses only provide services to meet the purpose of opening representative offices of foreign companies wishing to operate in Vietnam or vice versa. Today, Regus has expanded and developed various service packages to help businesses not be limited choice.
In short, virtual office is a new trend to meet the modern working style when necessary with the cost savings, but the traditional office is still necessary and effective when businesses make the most of the time. space and space as well as all equipment invested in the office.