ABC News reports on the trend to go virtual

We just caught a great video of a U.S. example of how a company has gone completely virtual, thanks to technologies that allow business people to work from anywhere – home, cafe, client sites, other countries, you name it!

As you’ll see in the video, between 13 and 19 million Americans do work from home.

Click here to watch the video!

We also know that of the 27 million businesses in the U.S., only 7 million of them have employees, which means the potential for virtual office services is great in this day and age when people are increasingly starting to go mobile, work from home or become self-employed, yet still need to maintain their professional image and corporate identity with a business address and personalized receptionist doing their phone answering for them.

Major employers are also now actually encouraging and arranging for employees to work from home.  For example, IBM has 350, 000 employees and about 42 percent of them aren’t in-office.  Accenture also has no more head offices; instead all their employees are now ‘virtual.’  Many virtual office services allow for multiple lines, so no matter who a client is calling for, the receptionist can answer the phone in the company name and forward the call to a dedicated line.