Business owners get the admiration for their sheer independence - that readiness to face the risks on their own that can bring them to places. This trait allows them to take their business further at every turn. Surprisingly, their being self-reliant can also get in the way of growing their business; it can change into fierce stubbornness which can blind them from taking other options - say, when presented with an opportunity to go virtual:
The biggest challenge…when using a flexible virtual workforce was actually letting go of the reins a bit and allowing other people to take over. When you create a business, it becomes your baby and you can often be very precious about letting other people make decisions or become part of its infrastructure. Part of you wants it to only depend on you. But for any business to grow (and certainly if you don't want to be working 'in' your business all day every day) you need to get to the point where you can let others take over some of the roles that you really don't need to do yourself.
The seeming reluctance to embrace change is understandable but you have to understand that a Washington DC virtual office is not out to confuse your current business setup. Instead, it is an innovation to help you take your business to another level and so that you can work on your own terms. With a virtual office, you're not relinquishing control. In fact, you're gaining more because you'll be able to do things exactly as dictated by your business' specific needs.
For instance, do you want to improve your image with a corporate business address? Or do you need a fully- functioning office right away? Are you looking for meeting space that will impress your clients? All of these are possible when you take a virtual office program from Metro Offices.
Virtual offices in Washington DC from Metro Offices all boast of ideal locations in the metro, situated close to shops, entertainment options, and dining establishments to ensure you've got everything you need close by. They have created different programs to address different business needs, with agreement terms ranging from an hour to more than 10 years depending on what would be best for your kind of company.
(Article Excerpt from How to run a virtual office with a flexible workforce from your own home, The Guardian, July 16, 2013)