Real Office Centers members enjoy working at ROC because of the open and collaborative environment. Now, ROC is making it easier than ever for entrepreneurs all over the world to take advantage of its virtual office option.
Through ROC’s virtual office plan, members enjoy an address in Santa Monica, Newport Beach or any of ROC’s desirable office locations, while still working from wherever is most convenient.
“The target client for a virtual office is for entrepreneurs who want to establish a presence, but doesn’t necessarily need physical office space,” says Alyssa Mason, cofounder of Building Bloc, a growth engineering consulting firm.
Mason and her colleagues at Building Bloc, which is a member of the ROC community, recently developed a new website that eliminates the middleman for selecting office plans. The streamlined website makes it easy for entrepreneurs to explore their options and set up their virtual or physical office space with only a few clicks.
“Our goal in setting up a brand new website for ROC that allows for people to purchase membership packages online was simple, to open up the ROC community to more people around the world,” Mason says. “You can now purchase a virtual office online with a ROC address from anywhere. Prior to building this function, a call or in-person meeting was the only way. We’ve changed that.”
Along with the prestigious location, the virtual office plan comes with practical perks like personalized receptions and call answering services; professional administrative services; use of a professional mail address and professional shipping services; and membership with ROC’s online collaborative community.
The updated website also gives users an overview of ROC’s different locations, and provides details about each office plan option: day passes, virtual offices, co-working and private offices. The co-working option was crafted with young startups and local entrepreneurs in mind.
“Purchasing a co-working membership is also available for those that want to join the community and work at open desks within ROC, but don’t need a private office,” Mason says. “This option is ideal for freelancers and teams of two or three.”
While there are other virtual office services out there, few offer the same level of community engagement and personalization that ROC is known for. The ROC virtual community, which Building Bloc developed as well, helps bridge the gap between physical and virtual ROC members.
“Now that we have the ROC community portal available for all members, virtual clients have the option to join the community, wherever they are in the world,” Mason says. “They are not removed from the benefits the ROC community brings. They are now a part of it.”