How a Virtual Office Benefits New Mexico
Employers and Employees

See also: Managing Remote Teams

Small businesses are vital to the economy and the employment rate of any state, and New Mexico is no exception.

According to the US Small Business administration, small businesses make up 99% of the businesses in New Mexico and they employ 54.4% of all employed people in the state. This means that small businesses employ the majority of the population of employed people in the state.

One of the tools that can be very helpful for a small business to achieve growth is a virtual office. These are novel hybrids which can help businesses to be better in the modern business environment, and also offer their employees a new way of working which may be beneficial not only to their productivity, but also to their general well-being.

While the discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of remote working has been immense in the past couple of years, there is no doubt that its implementation has sparked a new way of working. Employees are now, more than ever, attracted to remote work as they are better able to control not only their own time, but also their living expenses. Many potential employees will turn down a job if there is no option for remote or hybrid work. This is a new aspect that all employers must take into consideration. Businesses continually need to adapt to their surroundings in order to stay on top, and the virtual office may be a potential solution.

What is a Virtual Office?

A virtual office provides a professional face without the price of a traditional office. Virtual offices are popular with home businesses, e-commerce businesses, and consulting businesses. The massive increase in the popularity of virtual offices has led to an increase in the number of virtual office providers. Many of these services can be expensive so it is best to do research before committing to a virtual office provider. Some services may even resell to local services but charge far more in the process. Additionally, some service providers can act as a single destination for a business and provide a small business with all the services it needs.

A virtual office is a hybrid created by the combination of a mailbox and a traditional office but unlike a traditional office the payments are not as high. This allows a business to receive mail, a lease, and a phone number. These things can be useful for presenting to banks to open bank accounts and start developing credit.

The Benefits of a Virtual Office

The benefits of a virtual office are many. These include lower overheads, less time spent handling mail, as well as a professional appearance for the business. This sort of service is ideal for a certain type of business or individual. It is well suited for businesses based in a home, consultants, local companies and digital nomads. Using a virtual office service can be great for privacy as using the provided address and phone number will mean that an individual will not need to disclose these details to the public if they do not wish to do so. Sometimes a virtual office service is also paired with a bookkeeping service to further increase the convenience which is provided.

Lower Overheads

Because a virtual office does not entail a great deal of space for a service provider, the costs of a virtual office tend to be low. This can range, but these services can be acquired for around $50 a month. This is significantly less expensive than maintaining a physical office. This can provide a business with a good way of having a mailbox and a more professional appearance while also saving the business owner significant financial costs.

Mail Forwarding

A virtual office service will act as a mailbox for a business. This means that all the mail which comes to a business will come first to the virtual office. This will then be scanned and uploaded to the cloud to allow business owners to both view and have a digital copy of their documents. In this way a business owner will save on administrative time when it comes to dealing with mail. This can free up a business owner to spend time on the more important parts of operating a company.

Professional Appearance

A virtual office provides a business with a formal address in the state of New Mexico. This can be great for a business to appear more professional and established. Additionally, a virtual office can also include a phone number which is extremely helpful in helping a business to seem more professional. It can also be a great way of generating new sales, while also appealing more to investors.


Using the address and phone number of the virtual office will be highly useful for individuals who do not wish to disclose this information to the public. This is often because it will result in a great deal of spam calls and spam mail. A virtual office acts as the address and the phone number of a business so that it can operate in peace and only get the important phone calls and mail. Additionally, a virtual office can also be useful for businesses that need an address but are operating out of a home.


A virtual office allows a business owner to remain flexible with their location of work if this suits their work or their lifestyle best. This can mean that a business owner will not need to be tied to a physical office or even a state as they conduct their business. This is highly useful for businesses which involve a great deal of travel such as real estate and consulting.

Final Thoughts

A virtual office is an interesting hybrid between a traditional office and a mailbox. This allows businesses to have a physical non-PO Box address in the state of New Mexico without needing to pay all of the associated expenses. It also allows entrepreneurs to save time handling their mail, thanks to mail forwarding and virtual office services storing everything on the cloud. The use of a physical address can provide a business with a greater degree of professionalism in its appearance, and this can be useful for building business credit once a business has a business bank account.

About the Author

Article supplied by John Glover, MBA.