THE VIRTUAL OFFICE - take heed Mr Landlord. This is this where we could be heading.


Technology is now making it possible to run an office from a car parked at a water hole in the Pilanesberg Game Park whilst watching elephants having a swim.

What with wi-fi, Skype, the scanner and 4G  who needs an office?

And then there’s FreeLance and Fivver – who needs permanent staff?

You can outsource just about anything today (even the tea lady) at a fraction of the cost.

Don’t forget to consider all of this in your business plan!

This all came together for me when I asked a prospective client where his office was and he replied “I have a virtual office”.

Furthermore, the social media platforms are allowing for a new form of networking which is far more powerful than anything we’ve seen before.

And if you have to meet an important client, it is quite acceptable to arrange a coffee at one of the up-market venues available all around the city.

Where is this all going?

Well with the ever increasing traffic problems and the high cost of transport why leave your home if everything can be done while sitting in your favourite armchair?



About the author:

Clive Kaplan, is a CA(SA) having studied at both Rhodes and UCT. With over 20 years experience as an executive director in both listed and unlisted companies. Clive offers a wealth of wisdom on both the people and business front. He is the CEO of Green Mind Capital. The company focuses on assisting executives, especially emerging young CA’s, maximize their potential and fast-track their careers. Clive has been involved with coaching and self development since 1994. Green Mind Capital is an emerging leader in the field of personal development and self-actualization.