What is a discreet virtual office address?

You are working away from a dedicated virtual office. After some time, you will find that a prospect will try to find your address and he is baffled by the fact that your particular office is actually a shared, co-working virtual office.

Your client’s first impression is always very important, so there are situations when they might not be that happy with the idea that you have a shared co-working virtual office. Sometimes, high profile clients expect you to have a regular office instead of a shared co-working one.

What type of strategy can you use in order to stay away from such hassle?

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Why do we offer discreet office address service?

Why do we offer a discreet office address service?

When we were planning our business, we wanted to provide a service that allowed us to get close to entrepreneurs, because entrepreneurship is also at the heart of our philosophy. We like well-executed business strategies, we like the thrill of closing deals, and we like to win against the odds. We want to be close to people who are in the middle of the action.

Virtual offices fit the criteria of what we wanted to provide. The next step was to seek out our most valuable proposition; this is important because the value proposition is a promise to our customers. We tested our capabilities, and observed how they would create an impact on the market, asking ourselves, “is our idea favorable and feasible?” We also asked, "how can we manage to get some market share from the bigger virtual offices who have a much greater marketing budget?"

We observed the marketplace and saw that peer groups use affordability, social cause, community, office design, advanced computer hardware or all of these features combined to entice customers. Sure, a nice fancy office space with several pretty receptionists and hosting a monthly girl’s night out event would attract customers but how closely should we fight with our competitors? What is our point of parity and difference with our market peers?

It all comes down to understanding our customers well. Our customers are usually professionals who have worked in several co-working spaces and virtual offices. He/she may enjoy co-working spaces initially, but then realizes that their mission is to work with people who are smarter and wealthier than them; people who can take their business to the next level, rather than chin-wagging with people who are freelancing at the same level.

So we decided that a discreet office address was the service with the highest value proposition to go against the big companies. A service that is unique and relevant to our customers, and one that they want. Additionally, it was an offering that would not put our competitors on the offensive, and would not result in a price war; it was also a proposition that was sustainable.

In addition, we understand that being part of a virtual office is not glamorous. This is why we offer the discreet address feature. We do not publish our address, so your customers will not be able to find a “virtual office service” when they search for your address online. Only our paying customers have access to our full address location.


About Us


Richmond Business Centre (Canada) offers a discreet virtual office address service. Our philosophy is to continue to improve, creating the best way to offer discreet business addresses to our clients. We are also conducting research on expanding to other jurisdictions that will make sense for our clients. We believe our service is helping our clients to manage multiple businesses in various jurisdictions, to connect with customers, and to grow their brand with SEO in mind.

A discreet virtual office is an office address that you can use in conducting your business. We do not publish our address, so your customers will not be able to find a “virtual office service” when they search for your address online. Only our paying customers have access to our full address location.

Our customers are sophisticated entrepreneurs who are experienced users of virtual offices and co-working spaces around the world. They realize that a discreet office address is all they need to run a lean and efficient business.  

The reason most of our clients use a discrete virtual office address is because they don’t want to use their existing office address or they want to separate their business from each other.

An entrepreneur will first contemplate the selection of a business address when they register the business with the local registry. Whether you are registering as a sole-proprietorship or as an incorporation, you need to submit your business address to the registry. In addition, you will probably need to register a domain name in order to host a website, order stationary, register with search engines, create directories, issue share certificates, open a bank account, advertise, sign contracts, and file taxes.    

Down the road, entrepreneurs may also receive various types of correspondence such as a request to buy/sell their business, as well as litigation or collection letters; staff morale may be affected if they are the direct recipients of these types of mail so it's best to separate their corporate office from their operations office.

A professional discreet virtual office address may be the best solution for your SaaS, consulting/professional practice or holding company.

Why We Believe Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development is Important?

Why We Believe Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development is Important

At Richmond Business Centre, we continue to see abusive behavior from country leaders and corporate leaders. We see citizens of a civilized country voting for someone who took part in discrimination activities. We continue to see entrepreneurs who are only looking to achieve revenue targets, taking all the benefits while dehumanizing staff members just because they can.

At Richmond Business Centre, we believe that only policies and education can rectify this economy. To take action against this extreme behaviour, we are committed to giving discount to companies that have a clear vision to make a better world and companies that are ISO 26000 audited.

ISO 26000 is the international standard developed to help organizations effectively assess and address those social responsibilities that are relevant and significant to their mission and vision; their operations and processes; their customers, employees, communities, and other stakeholders; and their environmental impact. Read more about ISO 26000 here.