Developing your business in a foreign country can be an expensive operation to just setup and go. Mistakes will be done and investment is important to be supported both financially and at HR level. One of the techniques we consider as an ace ice-breaker is that of a virtual office.
What is a virtual office?
This is an office which for ice-breaking and to start with gives the impression it is a fully fledged operation. Users usually pay someone to operate such an office and they may do the spade work to setup the sales meetings
Isn't it ethical?
100% yes as long as the intent is 100% honest operational and to keep initial setup costs low. After all the virtual office is there to help you break the ice. Meeting and sales talk and presentation would still need to be done by the virtual office owner.
If it is found out it is a virtual office would it be a let down or a 'bad image'?
No unless you over sell the virtual office concept. People want to 'trade' with people who are already committed. If you see that business is picking up than do rush and open a real office.
"A thousand mile journey start with the first step."
- Chinese Proverb
Managing Director and Chief Programmes Officer based in Malta and an avid entrepreneur who likes sharing his expertise in various fields with people from all walks of life.
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