Home-based Franchises without Virtual Offices aren't Complete, says Opus VO CEO

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In a tough economy, buying a home-based franchise of an established business may seem safer than opening a home business from scratch. But after spending a lot of money for a known name and system, franchisees may find that they are still using their residential address and home phone. Opus Virtual Offices' CEO points out this big drawback and explains the benefits adding a virtual office can offer.

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"Buying a well-known home-based franchise is fine. But I think it's unacceptable that hefty fees must be paid, yet home addresses and phones are still used. Virtual offices are a fix for this at only $99 a month." - Yori Galel, CEO, Opus Virtual Offices.

Opening a home-based franchise of an established business may seem safer than starting a business cold. But after spending a lot of money for a big name and established system, franchisees may find they're still using their residential address and home phone. This should be unacceptable, points out Opus VO's CEO, Yori Galel, and he illustrates the important benefits complementary virtual offices confer.

Home-based franchises are popular and include services such as commercial cleaning, pest control, pet sitting, pool cleaning, consulting services and many more.     .
For a hefty fee, franchisors provide a proven name, materials, and some expertise. What they don't provide, however, can leave franchisees looking a lot less professional than anticipated.
After paying out that money, too often franchisees are stuck using their home address and phone. Galel recommends an elegant solution; low cost virtual offices, providing the professional image to complete a successful franchise experience.

"It's fine buying a well-known franchise instead of starting a business from scratch," says Galel, who has over fifteen years of experience providing premier virtual office programs to small and mid-sized businesses. "But when it comes to franchisees operating from home, the ball can be really dropped. Big fees are paid for a turnkey business, yet the franchisee's address and home phone are exposed. For only $99 a month, a virtual office offers a solution respecting professionalism and privacy."

Galel defines a virtual office as a complete business system utilizing advanced technology to create a flexible online workplace enhancing a business's professional image and capabilities.

A virtual office program from Opus includes an impressive corporate mailing address with corresponding business phone and fax numbers to keep that residential address and phone private, Galel continues. It includes state-of-the-art technology converting voicemail and faxes to email to be addressed when convenient.

Give a franchisee's customers the opportunity to speak to a real person or leave a message, and the choice is clear. Galel notes that Opus Virtual Offices' courteous, trained receptionists answer calls during a full range of business hours.
And prompt communications with a live person can insure a sale is made.

A virtual office system complements the strengths and weaknesses of home-based franchises perfectly. And much more than pays for itself in increased revenue.
For more information, contact http://www.opusvirtualoffices.com

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