Getting a Virtual Office is arguably one of the first steps you can take toward legitimizing your business. The question for most budding entrepreneurs is then, “When should I think about getting a Virtual Office?”

While there is no definitive answer to this question as each business is as unique as its owner, there is one important milestone that goes hand-in-hand with purchasing a Virtual Office: Incorporation. By the time that you’re thinking about and/or planning to incorporate, one of the most important aspects of a Virtual Office to keep in mind is that you can use that address for your official incorporation address. This is big because if you’re without dedicated office space, as many startup entrepreneurs are, your only real alternative is your home (Canadian law will not allow you to use a PO Box to incorporate!). So using a Virtual Office location to incorporate with will instantly give your business an air of professionalism.

So, picking up a Virtual Office when you incorporate is a good idea; but why should you think about taking one at TheCodeFactory? Because we can offer room to grow and a greater array of options down the line. Initially, if you’re looking to meet clients at your business address you can utilize our meeting rooms for timeslots as small as an hour at a time. When you’re ready to start looking for a space to work outside of your home you can do so at your business address by using one of our desks or perhaps a work station in our shared office. Finally, we offer private space options where you would have space to grow to a team as large as 8. We’re trying to cover the long game to help make every step you take with your business a little bit easier.

– Gareth Graham