We live in a world of technology. Many of us work virtually. Most of us rely on the internet more than we would like to admit. But even in this tech-driven world, it matters where you are meeting your potential clients.
Meeting Potential Clients
This is discussed in the article Why Meeting Potential Clients at a Café or Your Home Office May Not be Such a Good Idea. The researchers found that “customers still value a positive first impression and old-school contact with a business before they engage their services”. They explain that it matters where initial contact takes place. That “cafes and home offices are considered poor alternatives to an office environment”. So, they believe that meeting potential clients in a professional setting will give the best first impression.
Secret Killers of Business Success
A study by The Secret Killers of Business Success looked into what make positive or negative impacts when meeting potential clients. Their study found that “a big part of creating a positive first impression is where you physically meet your potential client”. And even more specifically, “75% said that meeting in a professional business environment has the highest positive impact”. They also found that meeting in a café or a home office both have negative impacts on the business’ first impression. Clients want the business they work with to look professional and have a professional business address.
Importance of a Physical Meeting Space
A successful business woman, Clare Mann, is featured in the article. She works remotely, but finds it important to commute into the city to meet with potential clients. Clare finds “meeting in a professional room was critical as she needed to set the right image for her business”. Mann also explains “the importance of having a city address is absolutely crucial. People like bricks and mortar and it gives your business gravitas”. She is an example of someone working virtually, but still finds importance in meeting potential clients in a professional setting.
One Shot at a First Impression
The Secret Killers of Business Success found “66 % of people are not willing to give a business a second chance if they make a bad impression”. So, making that first impression is crucial when meeting potential clients. Officense is your solution for having a professional meeting space. We offer class A, fully furnished dedicated office space and month to month office space rented as needed. We have hourly conference space and hourly office space. You can avoid using your resources to pay an expensive monthly rent, while still having an impressive office to use when you need it. Give Officense a call at (410) 814-7500 to make a great first impression when meeting potential clients!