Throughout the month of June we have seen an increased demand for office space, but more specifically, the demand for flexible office space has been a top priority. Clients are placing a high priority on office flexibility and cost controls in their office selection.
If you’re anything like me, there are times we dread going to those scheduled networking events. Not that we don’t want to visit with people, but our schedules get busy, we fall behind on work, we sacrifice time with family, or whatever the reason, it can be hard to carve out the time for planned networking.
How do you select the best virtual office program? There has been a big increase in the demand for virtual office programs recently. With the increased demand many new players, looking to make a quick buck, have entered the playing field. Some are marketing companies, with no direct responsibility for the services you are receiving.
If you’re a lawyer in 2021, then you probably know how important it is to stay connected. With access to so many resources online, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with clients, manage paperwork, and schedule meetings.
But what about those documents you need to receive in the mail? As a lawyer, you know that some documents need to be handled in a physical format. A virtual mailbox service enables you to view, manage, and share physical mail no matter where you are in the world. With this convenient and secure service, you won’t need to worry about missing an important piece of mail again.
For estate planning attorney Michael Milliman, this is a busy time of the month. He takes a four-hour train ride, leaving his Michigan-based law firm (DeLoof, Dever, Eby, Wright, Milliman, Bourque & Issa, PLLC) for a few days, to serve his clients in Chicago. It’s only a short walk from the train before he arrives at his satellite office in the heart of the downtown area.
Virtual law office spaces are becoming the ideal choice for many legal practitioners in the 21st century. A virtual office enables attorneys across a variety of practice areas to gain access to crucial support services and essential technology letting them work from anywhere while providing office necessities like manned reception, legal admin staff, a business address, and more.
As a leader in multiple industries, from health care and technology to food manufacturing and transportation, Chicago is known for its diverse economy. It also offers a robust yet “close-knit” legal community. All of these factors make the third largest U.S. city a top choice for law firms of all sizes to open a satellite office and build prospective clients. In fact, four of the world’s 10 largest law firms have Chicago branches.
Small businesses are having a great couple of years, and they are continuing to be optimistic towards the future. If you’re one of the many experiencing growth in your business, and evaluating office space, don’t go straight to the realtor’s office. Instead embrace the varied options available thanks to continued demand for flexible, cost-efficient space for small businesses.