The reality of 2020 is that virtual has temporarily become the new in-person.
Meetings have been shifted to a remote capacity and large end-of-year conferences have been either canceled or accommodated virtually.
It isn’t an understatement to say that it is now essential for coworking providers to possess innovative and attractive virtual product offerings.
Virtual product offerings that can offer clients various remote or hybrid work solutions as they also attempt to navigate a very different business landscape.
“Virtual offices have been a great solution for our clients who are working from home,” said Beth DeGraffenreid, Owner of PC Executive Services.
While many have continued to work from home – even as coronavirus restrictions have slowly been lifted – others have needed to remain in the office due to the nature of their work.
“We also have a few clients who need to meet in-person, and we offer services such as will signings and counseling sessions,” said Beth.
Although, PC Executive Services did see clients who completely left their physical office space in exchange for a virtual business address – maintaining a professional business presence.
“We have had tenants who have forfeited their office space and are keeping the professional address and reception services in order to remain flexible during the pandemic,” said Beth.
“They’ve established with us that they will make the switch back when they decide to have an “in–office” presence again.”
Vanessa Thomas, Marketing Manager for iQ Offices had a similar take on offering clients virtual offerings during – and beyond – the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a result of the pandemic, we recognized the need for a more customizable virtual office offering to allow for more flexibility,” she said.
“Our virtual office plan now offers the ability to stick with the basics or add on all the bells and whistles, such as a digital receptionist, mail forwarding, printing services and much more.”
Just like PC Executive Services, clients of iQ Offices can also utilize one of iQ’s professional and established virtual business addresses that comes with their virtual office plan.
“With a virtual office, you can have a prestigious professional address to impress your clients,” said Vanessa.
IQ’s virtual office plan also gives clients access to physical workspace options – for those who still need to safely work in-person or even for those who just want to get out of the house for a day.
“Our virtual office plans also provide access to all our amenities including our meeting rooms, members lounges, and private on demand offices,” explained Vanessa.
If one thing is clear, it’s that coworking providers, all over the world, are continuing to adapt to overcome the challenges that the coronavirus pandemic has presented – whether it be virtually, or in person.