Workstyle meets lifestyle

MAY 26, 2016

Our on-the-move, always-connected and dynamic modern lifestyle is meeting its match in a rapidly growing new workstyle. Today’s entrepreneurs and workforces need to be mobile, agile, on-the-go and flexible to explore business opportunities in new areas, rapidly establish a business presence in new territories and conduct business professionally while travelling, expanding, relocating or establishing new offices.  

This evolution is driving the rapidly growing use of virtual offices that facilitate this new workstyle. This is because virtual offices deliver cost-effective and flexible solutions for start-ups, small businesses, travelling professionals, and companies that are exploring new areas, expanding, relocating, renovating or looking for temporary or additional space.

Modern virtual offices provide premium office, training, meeting, boardroom or conference rooms, furnished and fitted with the latest technology, as well as a range of amenities such as mail forwarding, call answering and administrative services delivered by professional staff, on highly flexible hourly, daily, weekly or monthly terms. 

As such, using a virtual office makes excellent business sense.  

A virtual office allows for low-cost presence or expansion without a long-term commitment. A business or executive can explore and expand into new areas immediately from a well-equipped and professionally staffed virtual office, without the risk, hassle, time and cost of finding, furnishing, equipping and staffing the office. These resources can then be more productively utilised in other areas of the business, while still enjoying all the benefits of having professional meeting space and office environment on-demand for conducting business, with all the necessary office resources and services to boost productivity and speak to your professionalism.  

In 2011, entrepreneur Sibongile Booi established Second Office in the business hub of Vincent, East London to service the needs of the forward-thinking companies and individuals who recognise the benefits of having a fully-functioning, fully-serviced work environment to conduct business as normal when on-the-move.  

These benefits include having a modern, well-furnished and fully-serviced up-market workspace which makes for a great first impression and sets the tone for positive and professional interactions with potential and existing clients and business associates. In addition, it provides access to premium resources including top-of-the-line networks, presentation facilities, telecom conferencing equipment, printers and other office equipment as well as professional administrative staff taking your calls, running your errands, and fulfilling other secretarial requirements. Another major benefit includes tailor-made solutions and packages including shorter-term leases, month-to-month plans or hour-to-hour solutions.

“You run your business, we run your office,” says Booi. “This allows you can focus on the things that will grow your business and move you closer to the success you are striving towards.”

Virtual business spaces that are professionally equipped and furnished, while also providing support services, are where today’s workstyle meets a dynamic, contemporary lifestyle. It offers a real solution for the realities of the modern business world with on-demand, flexible and affordable access to professional office space with the essential administrative support that creates a seamless and hassle-free business environment conducive to success.   

For more information visit Second Office at 6 Donald Road, Vincent; visit or call +27 43 704 6400 for flexible solutions.