For many entrepreneurs just starting out, workstations tend to be a dynamic concept. Whether it's a stay-at-home mom fulfilling orders in between diaper changes, a software engineer constructing websites on the subway, or a dirt-bike maker assembling parts in a crowded garage corner, getting work done takes precedence over desks, chairs – and even formal addresses.
Having a real business address, however, can be a crucial first step in solidifying your company as a legitimate business, from both a reputation and a legal standpoint. And it keeps customers from calling your personal number or, worse, knocking on your home's front door.
The UPS Store gave her a business address to carry out billing, mailing, and receiving packages. Duke also gained access to other services essential to her catering business, including business card and event menu printing.
"Our mailbox service acts like an anchor for many entrepreneurs and startup businesses," says Phinisia Owens, a product development supervisor at the San Diego headquarters for The UPS Store. "Often it's someone who wants to keep their business and personal life separate, or a road warrior who needs their mail held for them in a secure way. In big cities it's often easier and safer to have someone else receive packages for you when you are not at home."
Owens outlined four key advantages to renting a mailbox at one of the 4,500 independently owned and operated The UPS Store locations across the country:
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