A virtual office NYC gives Westchester attorneys: Economic viability, occupational credibility and lifestyle flexibility.
You may have moved your family to Westchester for the open spaces and great school districts, but New York City is only a 30 minute Metro North ride away. With a virtual office NYC, you can grow your business and improve your Westchester-based practice while keeping the lifestyle benefits that can only come with a backyard and white-picket fence.
What is a virtual office NYC?
A virtual office is a rental arrangement where attorneys can pay a low monthly fee (typically starting at under $100 month) to rent the use of a premium commercial address and have access to office space and conference rooms on an as-needed basis. Virtual offices are frequently used by solo attorneys and small law firms who work from one place (out of town or from a home office) but want a premium commercial office address in a different location.
1. Economic Viability
Referrals are the lifeblood of legal practice. A vetted referral from another attorney is some of the easiest money to be made in our profession.
A carefully chosen virtual office can offer access to a community of colleagues who can provide you with a stream of potential income. For example, Law Firm Suites’ clients exchanged over $2.5 million in legal business referrals last year alone. A significant portion of those referrals were generated from our virtual office community.
In addition to referrals, a virtual office with a robust community of attorneys can help save you hundreds of dollars in lost billable hours trying to solve pesky practice issues. You know…the ones that can take hours to figure out on your own, but can be resolved in a three-minute conversation with a lawyer who has dealt with the issue before?
In a good virtual office community, other attorneys know that next time it may be them who need the advice. So for any practice issue, you’ll generally find many helpful resources
2. Occupational Credibility
To most of the world, New York, and Manhattan in particular, is the epicenter of the United States. Like it or not, your non-Westchester prospective clients and adversaries will view Westchester address as pedestrian (no matter how ignorant that may be). As a result, clients will expect significantly discounted rates (that is, if they don’t overlook you in lieu of your New York County competitors) and adversaries will look to take advantage of your less-proficient skills.
The address you choose for your practice is an important part of your professional identity. A New York virtual office address will help you gain access to new clients who may not have even considered your firm because of its Westchester address.
3. Lifestyle Flexibility
A Manhattan virtual office provides Westchester attorneys with unprecedented lifestyle flexibility. Choosing to work close to home (or in your home) does not mean you have to sacrifice the professional image that a well-appointed Manhattan office portrays to existing and potential clients, alike.
With a virtual office, you get ‘on demand’ professional services that your practice needs, such as mail collection, conference room access for client meetings and a distraction free workspace designed for productivity when your borough is too distracting.