As they say, “Life is never the same once you have children”. it’s not just a saying. it’s the reality. Suddenly the allure of working full-time in the city loses its shine and you wonder how you are ever going to manage the juggle of working, childcare and quality time with your family.
One of the popular solutions is working from home. However, while the prospect of ditching the daily commute and working in your pyjamas when your child naps may initially sound ideal, the reality is often a hot mess. Adjusting into the home environment can be daunting. There is always a possibility that your baby will start crying or your cranky toddler starts screaming just as your about when you make important calls. This will make working from home seem a whole lot less attractive.
with that being said, for those who work as lawyers or accountants, even if you can partially work from home, it is likely that at some point you will need to meet with your clients face to face. Preferably in a professional environment and not over your kitchen table along with your toddler who is probably sitting on the table or if you’re lucky next to you watching YouTube.
Fortunately, when it comes to balancing your work-life and your home life, having a virtual office as an alternative can be the option that will make your life SO much easier.
Here are the benefits of a virtual office:
- Phone Answering – A virtual office allows you to have the best of both worlds by combining the flexibility of working from home when you want or need to, this includes having a virtual office administrative assistant who will answer any calls forwarded to the office and will take down any messages for you in your company name.
- Mailing services – Having a virtual address can help you maintain your professionalism and protect your privacy. At the High Street centre, we can offer scanning or mail forwarding services according to your preference.
- Meeting rooms – A virtual office also gives you access to hot desks and meeting rooms for any of your staff and yourself whenever you may need it. They are a cost-effective alternative to leasing office space full-time, especially in the early days of your parenting journey when money may be tight.
With a virtual office package, you can have the flexibility of working from home and being around your family as well as enjoy the opportunity to network with other professionals including other like-minded parents who are juggling busy professional lives with family commitments.
The High Street Centre has a range of very affordable virtual office packages, from co-working desk and meeting rooms to telephone and address services that are ideal for parents returning to work or starting their own business. If you would like to explore this further, please contact us on 0208 249 6000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you at a convenient time to discuss your needs!
Written by Mae Suharevics