If you are a small business owner or freelancer without a physical office (aside from your home or a coworking space, of course!), you might be tempted to associate your home address with your business for lack of better options. Unfortunately, this can have a negative impact on your small business in a number of ways. Check out the top reasons why you should invest in a virtual mailing address here:
1) Protects Your Privacy
Today’s digital age has made it easier than ever to market your product or service to anyone anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, that same connectivity exposes you to cyber security threats, especially to your identity. Many business applications you might use regularly, such as email marketing services, require an address to be placed in the footer of emails. If you typically work from home, you might not be so confident in putting your personal address in emails going out to large groups of people. Stay compliant with US CAN-SPAM laws and protect your information by using the private mailbox address service with HeadSpace.
2) Lends Your Business Credibility
Let’s face it—using your home address in lieu of a business address just doesn’t look professional. It can be hard to gain trust from potential customers if they think something about your business might be a little shady, and unfortunately, using your home address lacks credibility. Using a virtual address can give your small business a professional boost, as well as increase your trustworthiness.
3) Keeps Things Centralized
If you think you get a lot of junk mail now, just wait—by directing business mail to your home address, you’ll be subject to even more unwanted mail and solicitations. And keeping track of important correspondence? Forget about it. A private mailbox keeps your business mail and packages in a centralized place, making it much easier to keep track of.
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