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Build A Virtual Office With Regus and Elance

The remote and online work movement continues to grow, and there’s never been a better time to start your own business or begin your freelance career than now. Our recent surveys showed that 57% of all clients on Elance work full-time owning their own business, and that 65% of freelance workers include telecommuting and remote work as part of their career strategy.

Though web-based technology, from communication apps to hiring platforms like Elance, has significantly reduced the cost of starting your own business, we’ve realized that the need for physical office services can still be an ongoing challenge for entrepreneurs. Because of that, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with another industry leader—Regus (www.regus.com)— to provide Elance users with both dedicated virtual office resources and access to Regus’ extensive network of business facilities around the world, ensuring that you have everything you need to build your business, at a fraction of the cost of having your own office.

What Can Regus Offer Me?
As the world’s largest provider of workplace solutions, Regus knows remote work as well as Elance does. Their products and services range from fully equipped and staffed offices to virtual office packages, professional meeting rooms, business lounges and video communications studios. Over a million businesses owners and remote workers benefit from outsourcing their office and workspace needs to Regus, allowing them to work wherever, however and whenever they want to.


Special Offers For Elance Users
To help companies and workers take advantage of this new way to work, Elance and Regus have partnered together to give Elance users a great promotion. Simply visit the Elance offers page here, and you’ll receive a FREE six (6) months of Regus businessworld Gold Membership ($300 value), which includes:

  • Unlimited, walk-in access to any of Regus’ 1,100 global business lounges and cafés, with complimentary Internet and refreshments.
  • Preferred rates on meeting rooms, day offices and video communications studios at all Regus locations.
  • Access to professional administrative support, from packing and shipping to document printing and binding.

Additionally, Elance users will also receive 1 month free when you sign up for either a Regus Virtual Office program or Regus full time office agreement. With a Regus Virtual office, you receive a professional business address to use as your own, a dedicated local business number, personalized and unlimited call answering by an onsite receptionist, mail and package receipt and storage and free monthly private office use for client meetings.

If you require additional dedicated resources, a full time Regus office provides furnished and professionally equipped offices, access to meeting rooms and an on-site receptionist to answer calls and greet your clients. With flexible term options from a day, month or year, and over 1,110 Regus locations around the world, you have as much flexibility as you need to get your work done and clients taken care of.

Today, there’s a new way to build a business or freelance career. Now you can have the ability to launch a startup without signing a long-term office lease, buying new software, or even hiring full-time employees. Instead, you can now build a virtual office with Regus, use web applications and build a virtual team on Elance with this exclusive offer.



Regus offices are lovely, and the amenities are terrific, including staff who, for a fee, can help you with marketing materials, etc.But it ain't cheap, so make sure you get the full story. Here in Philadelphia, the Regus office I visited left me impressed, but potentially $1000 per month poorer. Some freelancers can afford this; most cannot, especially in our current soft economy. If your freelance business requires conference room space and a receptionist, (some are large enough that they do), and if you don't want to invest in typical office machines and you prefer to be around people when you're working (I don't), Regus is a good option. For most of us though, working at home is a main reason why our businesses blossom and grow. To each his own!