PO Box – for the Virtual Entrepreneur
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The 21st Century offers many new opportunities for entrepreneurs. And as the world becomes smaller everyday due to advances in technology, small entrepreneurs can compete against established businesses in many ways that weren’t possible even 10 years ago. But small entrepreneurs still need some way to receive physical mail, i.e. snail mail – not just email.

You’ve likely heard the word "virtual" used before in the context of business. But what exactly does it mean to go "virtual?" For example, what’s a "virtual attorney" or "virtual businessperson?" In short, a virtual business is one that does not use a traditional store, i.e. brick and mortar building, to run its operations. In fact, many virtual businesses have absolutely no true office, except for the laptops or computers that they use. But what if you need to receive mail? Where should that mail go?

In this article, we’ll explore how to set up a PO Box for business purposes, the pros and cons of PO boxes, how to use your PO Box to enter the "virtual world," and some other considerations.

Next, we’ll go over how to set up a PO Box for business purposes.