Ask Me Anything: 10 Answers to Your Questions about Leeds business address
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, outside London Leeds is the largest business and financial hub in the UK. Given Leeds’ enviable status as being the ‘London of the North’, a vibrant, well-connected city, in which students and professionals flock to in their droves, it stands to reason having a business address in buoyant and thriving Leeds is going to paint your business in an admirable light.
If you are thinking of taking the plunge and getting an ultra-exclusive Leeds business address, either by renting office space in Leeds or having a virtual office in the city or its surroundings, take a look at the answers to the following ten important questions related to business addresses in Leeds?
Can any business have a Leeds business address?
Yes! What’s great about virtual offices is that no matter how big or small your business is, how long it has been running and what industry you are in, you can sign up for a virtual office package and enjoy reaping the benefits of virtual offices and having a Leeds business address.
Will I need a city centre address?
In a word no. Whilst city centre offices, co-working centres, meeting rooms and virtual offices do have some advantages, namely they have an array of shops, cafes and other amenities at your disposal, those located on the outskirts have a myriad of benefits.
As we wrote in our blog titled ‘It is better to have an office in the city centre or the outskirts’, two advantages of offices situated on the outskirts of a city is that they can be significantly easier to reach, particularly by car, and generally tend to have ample, free private parking.
Furthermore, if you are looking for an exclusive Leeds address, a virtual office away from the city centre will still provide you with that highly sought-after Leeds postcode.
When should a business look at signing up for a virtual office?
As SmallBusiness.co.uk advises, price is usually a primarily influencer of whether or not a business decides to take virtual office space. Though as SmallBusiness rightly informs, a virtual office service is significantly cheaper than renting city centre office space, particularly when an ‘address only’ option is taken out.
Basically, if you feel you are at a point where you want to take your business forward without making a hefty investment, taking out a Leeds business address through a virtual office service could be just the compromise you are looking for.
Wouldn’t I be better having a Manchester business address?
Ha, ha, certainly not! No seriously that question depends, of course, on how much business you conduct in these two important northern cities. Though as the BBC writes, Leeds has seen major developments and regeneration in the past thirty years with more than 100,000 people now employed in the insurance, banking and finance industries in the city. Whilst in Manchester, there are 1.14 million people working in the Greater Manchester area, which is home to approximately 93,000 businesses.
Whether you prefer Leeds or Manchester as cities is entirely subjective but in business terms having a business address in either of these two ‘Northern Powerhouse’ cities is likely to be beneficial to your business.
Will I be able to use meeting rooms with a Leeds business address?
Depending on which virtual office package you take out, you may be able to hire meeting rooms in Leeds. Typically, as Power Space and Services points out, meeting room hire is available in the same building as the professional business address.
Having access to professional, well-facilitated meeting rooms comes with another set of benefits for businesses of all shapes and sizes, including being seen in a more professional light to.
Will I be able to network with a Leeds business address?
Yes. One of the principle benefits of virtual offices is that they give companies and sole traders the opportunity to conduct business professionally while networking and reaping the business-enhancing benefits networking provides.
Can I get a business phone line with my Leeds business address?
Again depending on which virtual office package you take out, you will have the choice of having a registered business line which enables you to take calls on the go whilst never divulging your personal mobile phone of home landline number.
Can I have a receptionist answer my calls?
As your business grows finding the time to answer and respond to incoming calls and voice messages can be challenging. You can overcome this problem with your Leeds business address if you opt for a virtual office that comes with reception and answering service.
For example, Carrwood Park’s virtual office packages come with the option of having such a service, whereby a professional and friendly receptionist will answer and forward on all your calls.
Will having a Leeds business address affect my SEO?
In a word, yes, and for the better. As Work Webb Net highlights all the major search engines actually rely on a ‘physical’ business address mentioned on a company’s website to provide results to search enquiries. Consequently if you have a Leeds business address on your website, your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) within the Leeds vicinity is likely to be improved, resulting in your business being more commercially competitive in Leeds.
Will having a prestigious Leeds business address cost me a fortune?
No! Virtual offices a pretty inexpensive and their benefits can easily outweigh the small monthly payments you will have to make. For example, Carrwood Park’s virtual office packages start from just £30 a month, of which you’ll get an exclusive business address, notification of when post and parcels arrive and parcels forwarded with Royal Mail at their standard rate.
We can’t say fairer than that!
For more information about treating your business to a prestigious Leeds business address and the other benefits of virtual offices get in touch with Carrwood Park, providers of quality, convenient and friendly offices and meeting rooms on the outskirts of Leeds.