With Servcorp "it's such a relief that we can just hand over our work to them and entrust that they will get the job done."
Out of all the office providers, why did you choose Servcorp?
First, to start a business and rent an office you need a valid address in Japan. I was searching online and stumbled upon Servcorp’s homepage. That’s the first time I had ever heard of a Virtual Office. When I checked the locations, there was one near Tokyo Big Sight which is convenient, because our company usually introduces our products at different exhibitions and events on a weekly basis.
When we have clients that want to showcase their products at the exhibition, we don’t have trouble handling it since the office is close by. What Servcorp was offering was very attractive, so when I toured the office and listened to the services and conditions, I decided to sign the contract.
How are you utilizing the space in Servcorp?
I use the private office as well as the meeting rooms, and although we have receptionists and company assistants in Chile we do not have any in Japan. Servcorp helps cover and assist in those areas that we lack as well, which really helps.
Not only that, our dedicated secretary at Servcorp has supported our company by creating the logo design for our business cards and website. We've also asked our Servcorp secretary to take care of all the procedures necessary for setting up our internet banking. It’s such a relief that we can hand over our work to them and entrust that they will get the job done.
Who would you recommend Servcorp to?
I would recommend Servcorp especially for start-ups and those who are considering expanding their business from overseas. The staff can speak English and the company has a strong global network. For example, Servcorp has an office in New York, so we can have meetings in that location’s conference room.
Normally when you start a business, it takes time and money to rent an office, set up telephone lines, hire staff, and so on. I think Servcorp's services are effective in reducing costs and saving time. By leaving some time-consuming procedures to the Servcorp team, I think I've been able to shorten my workload by about half a year.
What do you think about the cost of using Servcorp?
Some people think that the virtual offices package is expensive, but I disagree. You should be able to figure that out by calculation. Waste of time = waste of money. The time it takes to complete a time-consuming task means we can’t focus on our actual business, so the loss is much greater.
Management is always thinking about how productivity can be increased, so if nothing is happening that’s a big loss. That’s why I feel that Servcorp's fee is overall affordable. I hope you open a location in Chile as well (laughs).