If I had waited to begin my business until I had a big office and employees, I would not have a business. I had an idea and needed customers right away. Think about it. If you are in business, you need to be earning money. The sooner the revenue starts rolling in, the better it is for you. I started my business doing the work and worrying about all of the peripheral stuff later on. I was doing the jobs and getting paid with very little infrastructure in the beginning. One thing I keep is my virtual office.
I am established now with all of my ducks in a row so to speak. I no longer am scrambling at the last minute to meet a deadline. I am no longer begging potential customers to give me a chance. I actually have a personal life again. I am making a decent living too. You would think I would have a nice office all my own now. However, that is not the case. It is just an unnecessary expense. I take the savings I get with my virtual office and spend it on my family.
The office I have serves my needs. I do not need to run a place with my own employees. I need some secretarial and receptionist services on occasion for traditional clients that want to meet in person. Most of my work is done online or through video conferencing. I rarely need to meet the actual customers. When they want that type of experience, my virtual office services handle all of it. I get the benefits of having a real office without all of the expenses. I could go and lease a space and make it into a headquarters, but that would just be a big waste of money for me. This way is much better.