If you run your business from your home, you may be wary about giving out your address. Using your physical home address for your business can raise many privacy and safety concerns, so it’s reasonable to be cautious about it.

If you’re running a service-oriented business, you may not have the need for a physical address, if clients can contact you via phone or email. If you’re distributing a physical product, however, you’re going to need a physical address. One alternative to a physical address in a PO Box, but this solution is no replacement for an actual physical address. Here are some of the reasons why a physical address is integral to the success of your business.


One of the biggest reasons why a physical address is important is because it lends your company credibility. Some customers won’t trust a business that has no physical address; having a physical address makes your company more reliable and attractive to customers and clients.

Professional Image

Similarly, having a business address that is separate from your home address increases the professional image of your company. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half of businesses in the United States were home-run business in 2007. Despite this statistic, many people have a hard time shaking the image of a home office as unprofessional, disorganized, and poorly run. Having a differentiated business address helps make your company seem more professional.

Separate Work and Home Life

One of the most difficult parts of running a business out of your home is separating your work life from your regular life. Investing in a different business address can help you make a clear distinction between your home life and work life. A separate business address will also ensure that you don’t confuse any of your personal mail with your professional mail.

If you need a temporary or longer term physical business address, the Gavin Centre has got you covered. We also offer a number of virtual offices and conference rooms in case you need to conduct a business meeting or meet with clients outside of your home. For more information about our virtual offices and related business services, contact us today at the Gavin Centre.