Virtual Offices for Ecommerce
by melissa2583, Window Shopper
- Created: March 29, 2010, 7:58 am
I'm starting a sole proprietorship in the state of IL. It is a ecommerce (internet only sales) business and it is retail. The inventory will be kept at a storage facility and not at my home. I do not want my business to be considered a 'home based business' because of the restrictions my town has for that.
After searching for an office or store front, I have realized that while it is doable, I would rather spend my money on marketing, website development and inventory. I found the 'virtual office' option online where you have access to an office for so many hours a month, they handle your mail, answer your phone etc. I am considering this option as it is much cheaper.
My question is: Is this good enough to say this is my legal business address though I am not there everyday and only have access for so many hours a month/week?
I would have access to the business lounge which I would likely be using frequently. The address I would have with this service would be registered with the post office I was told and is considered my business address. I just want to make sure what I am doing is legal. The sales rep told me that for a LLC you have to have a full time accessible office so that made me wonder about sole proprietorships.
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