I’ve been spending a rather unhealthy amount of time worrying about registered addresses over the last few days. When starting a company, using your home address may not be practical or legal, depending upon your status as a tenant, zoning regulations and the exact nature of your business. Even if you can legally use your home address, you may not wish to broadcast it on your website and all your company stationary.
Like many high-tech bootstrappers, work for Crossbone Systems is done from many locations without the need for a single office environment to do our development. But we still want a solid, reliable address that prospective clients can use to contact us.
And we’re not the only ones.
A variety of companies now specialize in providing “virtual office” services to start-ups at a cheap price (when compared with renting real premises all year round). The difficulty for first-time CEOs is choosing an affordable service that will definitely be able to adapt to the changing needs of your business.
So if you’re looking for a virtual office, start with your search engine – you have about 187 million choices to work through, so I’ll be writing a more detailed comparison of specific services in a future article.