Enjoy the benefits of having an office without physically occupying one.
Most new mom-preneurs who put up their own businesses work out of their homes. This is ideal as it allow them to spend time with their children. Now the problem starts when the business is growing and needs to have a more professional image.
Since renting an office space may be costly for a start-up business, the next best thing to do is to have a virtual office, which is becoming a trend now.
A virtual office lets you enjoy the benefits of having a traditional serviced office without having to physically occupy office space. A typical provider will offer a wide range of services, from prestigious mailing address and telephone answering to web hosting and meeting room for hire.
Milette Carlos and her sister Tina Cuerva opened MyOffice Business Center and Virtual Office in Makati in September 2004 after Cuerva realized she could no longer do her consulting work at home. My Office offers a whole range of packaged services to suit clients’ needs from P1,000 up. “Some people might just need someone to answer their calls when they’re out on business meetings and we could do that for them,” Carlos says. For mail and package delivery, you’d have to give out your home address which may start with “Lot 1, Block 1, Calachuchi Street, Villa ABC, etc.” When you have to make a business call, sometimes you can’t help but raise your voice to be heard above the sound of a passing tricycle, a when a client calls and you’re out, your helper may barking dog, a crying infant, or the Wowowee theme song blasting from your neighbor’s TV. Or say, “Ay ser,wala si Ati.” There goes your professional image .
My Office also offers a prestigious business address, telephone answering and message taking, message notification via SMS, email or fax, fax to email, live call transfer to mobile phone, inquiry handling, mail handling and rental of cubicle or conference room, among others. As Carlos says, “You take care of your business. We’ll take care of your office”.
MyOffice is a virtual office and coworking space located in the Philippines. Established in 2004, the company currently has three branches in the country’s financial districts Makati City and Bonifacio Global City. MyOffice offers various business solutions and work spaces that cater to the needs of start-ups, freelancers, and mobile entrepreneurs. Services include us of business address for permits, inquiry handling, call answering and transfer, PO box, meeting rooms, private offices, and many more.