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Dynamic law firms use business centers to expand their reach to serve clients in communities that might otherwise not consider their services due to the inconvenience of location. Consider the challenge of travelling to a city center location during a pandemic, the cost of parking, and the queuing for an elevator of only two occupants. If that same firm had a local office, the outcome of that decision may be opportunistic. This convenience can be offered at the very low cost of a virtual office subscription, plus space on demand invoiced on a monthly basis. These agreements have no long-term contract and offer the ultimate in flexibility. If needs change, so can the service, often in real-time.
Transitioning Away from Traditional Offices
The legal community, like the business community, has seen a revolution in communication opting for video conferencing over live meetings. This trend has advantages as litigants need not be in the same physical location, and in some cases, makes the legal process easier to administer. Law firms are questioning the advantage of leasing expensive city-center office space if in-person meetings are on the decline, and video conferencing offers so many advantages.
A solution that is becoming more and more popular is the use of a business center as a primary location. Particularly for sole practitioners. A well-appointed business center can provide a viable alternative to expensive full-time leased office space. It can provide ample meeting space for live or video conference calls. Private offices can be used on a full-time, or on-demand basis, reducing the cost of rent. Tens of thousands in annual savings are possible when compared to a full-time city center location. When combining the business center alternative, with a multi-location strategy, firms of all sizes can provide improved access for clients, thereby growing their geographical presence, and the scale of their business, at a very modest cost.
How Virtual Office Services and Business Centers Give Legal Professionals an Advantage
Business centers can be a strategic resource for co-locating legal teams close to their clients for trial preparation. These facilities are ideal, offering a range of meeting rooms and sizes of offices that can be commissioned on demand. Teams can be sequestered from normal operations providing a highly focused work environment, with all distractions eliminated.
Business centers can support the law firm by providing virtual office services, again for a monthly fee. There is no need to commit to an additional full-time employee, with the risks and administration that comes with hiring full-time staff. Business Center virtual assistants tend to be highly capable since they are often responsible for the operation of the center. They are therefore compensated at a higher rate, which comes with higher competency. Services may include scheduling, marketing support, providing live telephone support and customer resource management for busy attorneys that may find themselves handling cell phone calls from a prospective client while being engaged in an important conference, compromising both activities.
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When you consider that technology has allowed us to free ourselves from a conventional office location, Business Centers provide a flexible alternative that can prove to be lower cost to operate, provide the flexibility of location, configuration and range of services that will enhance the client’s experience. Contact us to start using these services today! As an added bonus, all leases finalized before August 31st, 2020 will receive their first month free.