Business premises or a virtual office: which is the best solution for you?

November 03, 2020
virtueel adres

Updated on 4 August 2021

Are you a small business owner in the Netherlands, and would you prefer to work somewhere other than home? Many people find working from home less than ideal; finding it difficult to keep work and private life separate, or because they need to manage employees. There are basically two choices - you can rent an independent office building for the use of you and your team.

And another option is to register your business at a collective address for companies; a so-called business address that is also recognized by the Chamber of Commerce. Of course, both options have their pros and cons, but the question is which of the two best meets your wishes and needs. Here is some more information about the various trade-offs you can make so that you make the right decision.

What do you want to achieve by renting the business space?

Firstly, it is advisable to determine the purpose of the business space. Obviously, specific sectors such as catering and fashion have different requirements for a commercial property then, for example, an internet company. If your company needs to be accessible to many people throughout the working week, then you will really need to rent an independent space.

In all other scenarios, it is advisable to consider the purpose of the space seriously, because a Chamber of Commerce business address can simply save a tremendous amount of expenditure. A property that you rent independently will be much more expensive than a Chamber of Commerce business address, which means there are enormous savings to be made when you opt for a virtual office.

Do you need to employ staff?

A second factor to think about is the amount of staff you intend to employ. If you own a small business and perhaps need one or two people to assist you, a Chamber of Commerce business address with flexible working options offers more than enough possibilities.

You can also opt to hire freelancers for many types of work, so you don't necessarily have to recruit staff yourself, and this will save you a vast amount work and money because as an entrepreneur you won't be personally responsible for the employees - working out holiday costs and sick pay, for example. It all depends on your specific requirements are with the nature of the work you want to outsource.

Location, location, location

Most entrepreneurs dream of a stunning office in the heart of the central business district because it gives an impression of affluence to potential clients. However, for most entrepreneurs, a historic Amsterdam canal house is simply too expensive, which makes renting an independent space in such a place unfeasible. If you do not have many employees and you do not have to receive many customers at the company location daily, then a Chamber of Commerce office address at one of our sites is the best solution for you.

Would you like to be able to get in touch with other entrepreneurs?

Finally, how much value do you place on social contacts? If you choose a business address with our services, you can also use our offices to work on location. You can combine a Chamber of Commerce business address in a prime location with the option to network with other entrepreneurs - and without the high cost of a business property! If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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