Metro Offices’ Premier Chevy Chase Location

June 6th, 2011

At Metro Office we take pride in the fact that we can offer our clients office solutions and locations in Virginia, downtown DC and Maryland, but we would like to highlight our Chevy Chase, MD location today. Our Chevy Chase location is our only Maryland site and it is in the heart of the action in the DC area.

Our site is conveniently located above the Friendship Heights Metro station in Chevy Chase and is perfect for your growing business; the neighborhood is a wonderful blend of established concerns and ambitious start-ups. It has great access to downtown DC, Dulles, BWI and the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia and still allows you to keep a close watch on the Capital District.

Another reason this is such a prime location for your business is that it is located near dozens of surrounding restaurants; along with nearby shops, banks and theaters and the acclaimed Mazza Gallerie shopping center.  So if you have clients in town or need a premier location or restaurant for a business meeting you won’t have to look too far. The building also houses the renowned Indique Heights Restaurant for your business convenience.

Other amenities include:

  • Underground Parking
  • Metro Rail, Red Line
  • Metro Bus Station
  • Concierge Services
  • On Site Video Conferencing
  • Embassy Suites
  • Fully equipped meeting rooms

Learn more about our Chevy Chase office location on our website where you can find a virtual tour, floor plan and photos of this site. Then call us for your free estimate for our Chevy Chase office location today!

Arlington, VA Grand Opening

May 26th, 2011

Metro Offices is proud to announce the grand opening of a new prime Office Center location right in the heart of Arlington, VA; just minutes from the nation’s Capitol! The new Office Center opens July 1st and its location is immersed in one of the fastest growing commercial hubs in the country. It’s within walking distance of the Metro and is near I-66 for easy and fast access to DC. It’s also just minutes from Reagan National Airport.

Our Arlington Office Center is a great location because it is designed to accommodate businesses of any size. If you need to fully support a mobile work-force or teleworking staff members we can offer you the latest and most advanced technology in order to keep all your employees connected and up to date. Not only do we give you our most sophisticated technology but you will also have full access to two training rooms, conference rooms and office support center.

Other amenities include:

• Penthouse Level with Beautiful Views
• Wireless Internet Dedicated Bandwidth Solutions
• Space designed specifically for Mobile Workers/Teleworkers
• Shuttle bus to Metro and Ballston Mall
• On-Site Fitness Center,
• Concierge & Management
• Cafe & Lobby Shop
• Internet Cafe Lounge and Wine Bar
• More than a dozen restaurants and shopping stores
• Daycare within walking distance

Give your business image a boost with office space in Arlington, VA and contact us today about pre-leasing office space in the Arlington Office Center ahead of the scheduled July 1 opening!

Virtual Office Services

May 20th, 2011

Metro Offices is proud to be able offer our clients a variety of services while saving them money! One way we do this is through our virtual office services. We have a number of packages that meet the needs of any business, no matter the size. We have five MVP packages that include services as simple, but important, as telephone answering and forwarding services to full meeting facility services with video conferencing and IT setup and services.

Our packages are set up on a monthly basis, so you pay for what you need that month. If your business grows or slows for any reason we can accommodate your current and future business needs. Here are a couple examples of the kind of virtual office service packages we offer:

MVP 2 – Telephone Answering

  • Setup Fee: $75.00
  • Monthly Fee: $125.00
  • Benefits:
    • Personalized, Professional Telephone Answering
    • Voice Mail – 24 Hour Remote Access
    • Call Forwarding to Primary Number
    • Access to all other Metro Offices’ services

MVP 5 – Meeting Facility

  • Setup Fee: $75.00
  • Monthly Fee: $800.00
  • Benefits:
    • 80 Hours of Guest Office, Meeting Room and Virtual Club Usage
    • After-hour building access (8pm)
    • Weekend building access
    • Internet Access
    • 16 Hours of Meeting Room, Guest Office and Virtual Club Usage
    • Access to all other Metro Offices’ services

Visit our website and explore the variety of virtual office service packages we offer our clients. We have services that benefit all types of businesses and as the DC metro area office solution specialists we are committed to making your business life easier and more cost effective.

Calling All Government Agencies!

May 6th, 2011

Are you wanting to implement your own or improve your government agency’s telework program? If so, then you’ll want to register for our May 12th Telework NOW with Telework Plus webinar. Being a leader in the workspace solutions industry means we understand the challenges companies meet in the telework world and we want to show you how to create the most effective and efficient telework program possible.

Since President Obama passed the telework bill in 2010 government agencies are looking for ways to create and implement their own individual telework programs and we, at Metro Offices, have the answers you’re looking for. Through our online presentation, you will learn about “Telework Plus” and how it can benefit your agency. We will talk about benefits such as:

•Access to telework centers throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia

•Dramatic reduction in cost of workstations

•Increase Productivity while Improving Job Performance and Employee Quality of Life

•Access to 40 meeting rooms, training facilities, and business lounges, allowing for meetings with clients or team members at most convenient Metro Office Center

•Online Reservation System to schedule workspaces, meeting rooms, private offices and training rooms

•And More!

If you are looking for innovative answers to your agency’s telework needs, then don’t miss Metro Office Telework webinar on May 12th! Register now!

Metro Offices’ IT Solutions for You

April 29th, 2011

Technology isn’t cheap and providing IT amenities for your business can be extremely costly. So instead of buying equipment for presentations, finding a phone and Internet service company, setting up computers, email accounts and networks, etc., let Metro Offices do all of that for you. When you rent office or conference space from Metro Offices you don’t have to worry about any complicated IT setups because we do it for you.

In need of a space for an upcoming video conference but don’t have the necessary equipment? Then look no further because our on-site team manages each aspect of the video conference and provides the necessary technical support to ensure the conference is hassle-free and productive within our well-equipped meeting space. Also, when you rent a meeting space from us the following amenities are included as well as on-site team management:

• On-Line DC Meeting Space Reservations
• Flip Charts
• Web/Audio/Video Conferencing
• Beverage and Catering Services
• Dedicated Bandwidth
• Ergonomic Herman Miller Seating
• High-Speed Internet
• Polycom Speaker Phone
• Wireless Internet
• On-Site Administrative Support
• LPR Projector
• Attendee Registration Support
• High Resolution Overhead Projector
• Color copiers/printers/scanners
• White Boards
• Kitchen/Lounge, vending, coffee, spring water

If you are renting office space with us then you get everything listed above, plus our team will help you with your personal office setup. Our hosting equipment is fully redundant, secure and highly reliable data and provides the best data-center infrastructure to support an organizations unique hosting needs.

So stop stressing about all the equipment and programs you need to make your business successful and let Metro Offices deal with all the backstage work, so you can handle the important stuff! We are committed to focusing on our clients’ needs – so that you can focus on your business.

Your Home Based Office Made More Professional

April 22nd, 2011

Having a home based office can be ideal and has some obvious advantages– you work from the comfort of your own home, you don’t have to deal with traffic which means you have more time to spend working, you don’t have to spend a fortune on gas, a home office makes it easier to create a work/life balance, you don’t have to rent out an office space and you don’t have to deal with the corporate world demands.

But there are also some disadvantages to working from home – no access to a professional meeting space, no IT team, no professional phone answering service (so you’re stuck answering all of your work related phone calls yourself) and no business mailing address. The lack of all these things can get in the way of running your home-based business efficiently.

Let Metro Offices help your home-based business operate more efficiently and appear bigger and larger to your clients by taking advantage of our home based service package.

Virtual Office Services
o Business Address
o Phone Answering Service
o Virtual Assistant
o Mail Service
* Remote Office Solutions
o Work from home, a client location, or anywhere using Metro Offices remote worker technology and services.
* Meeting Rooms

Keep the comforts and benefits of your home office without sacrificing the professionalism and efficiency of a larger, on-site business. Visit our website today and request your free quote!

Telecommuting and the Problems We Face

April 16th, 2011

It’s no secret that telecommuting is rapidly changing the business world as we know it. President Obama has even approved a bill giving government agencies 180 days to create telework programs for employees. Telecommuting is proven to save companies and the government billions of dollars a year which is why companies are quickly adopting telecommuting for their own employees. Metro Offices has been a leader in telework solutions for the Washington D.C. area for many years and can offer business owners some advice when it comes to communicating with telecommuting employees.

So what happens to office communications when your employees are all working from different locations? How do you keep communications clear and everyone on the same page? Sometimes phone calls, emails and instant messengers just aren’t enough. Well Metro Offices can help! We offer a program called Telework Plus which is essentially our telework services plus our virtual office services. It’s important that you gather your telecommuting employees together multiple times a year and our premier and accessible meeting locations around the D.C. area are perfect for team meetings.

You can also hold social, after work and holiday events for your entire staff. Many of these events can be held at Metro Office locations for your convince.

It’s important to keep trust alive and build relationships between co-workers and involving all of your employees in work procedures as well as casual events is the best way to do this. Without these things it can be easy for companies to sacrifice production and efficiency.

Contact us at Metro Offices and let us help you with your telecommuting solutions today!

Find and Secure the Ideal DC Office Solution with Pre-Construction Special

March 31st, 2011

With the high costs of a DC office space, business owners are seeking new ways to find and secure an ideal space without breaking the budget. A traditional office space is no longer affordable for most businesses. But our new Workplaces on Demand offer an affordable yet professional option for business owners who require the space but refuse to pay outrageous prices. Right now Metro Offices is offering a Pre-Construction Special where you can get two months free rent when you sign up for a 12-month lease. Learn more: HERE.

“Workplaces On Demand” offers great potential and value to companies of all sizes. Metro recently provided “Workplaces on Demand” for clients with 100 to 200 employees in their own space. This DC office space option provides a turnkey solution including space, furniture, equipment, phone/Internet, and services customized to the client’s needs-all delivered on the agreed upon date.

All the client has to do is move-in and start being productive in their business. Metro Offices will also manage the solution and all of the services throughout the term of the contract.

The value proposition is simple. Workplaces On Demand provides the following benefits:

  1. Immediate Start-up
  2. No initial capital required
  3. Finite term lease to match-up with business need
  4. P & L expense rather than capital investment
  5. Allows Government Agencies to avoid the current long, drawn-out process of opening new facilities.

The value proposition is simple. Workplaces On Demand provides the following benefits:

  1. Immediate Start-up
  2. No initial capital required
  3. Finite term lease to match-up with business need
  4. P & L expense rather than capital investment
  5. Allows Government Agencies to avoid the current long, drawn-out process of opening new facilities.

Companies need to be fluid. Why should companies be forced to waste time and resources on on negotiating leases, bidding on furniture and construction contracts, etc.? With Workplace on Demand, they can turn to the experts and have a fixed cost and have it delivered quickly and ready to go.

For details about our Pre-Construction Special Offer and what Metro Offices will manage for you (so you don’t have to) through Workplace on Demand, visit http://www.metroffice.com.

Let Washington Virtual Office Services Take Care of the Little Tasks that Slow You Down

March 25th, 2011

If you are like most business professionals, the little tasks in the day can really slow down your productivity. Washington Virtual Office services are available to take care of these tasks, so you can focus on the things you need to do to grow your business. From phone answering to mail service to administrative support, these office solutions can give a big boost to your productivity without the need for hiring another full-time employee.

It often feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, and it is easy to spend way too much time in the office, but when you have the support and assistance of professionals who are more than capable of handling the day-to-day tasks that pop up, you will find that you immediately have more time.

Because the cost of hiring another employee is often cost-prohibitive, small business owners, home-based businesses, government agencies and even corporations have turned to hiring Washington Virtual Office staff. These professional services provide peace of mind for busy managers and business owners who need to be sure tasks are being accomplished, even when they can’t do them personally. What’s more, outsourcing these tasks means that you don’t have to pay the high cost of benefits for another employee.

What’s included in Washington Virtual Office services? Take a look at the solutions available to you:

  • Daily mail processing and mail forwarding.
  • A prestigious business address to use for business cards and to collect your mail.
  • Virtual receptionists.
  • Phone answering services
  • Virtual club in an easy on-demand location to stop in for work on the go, complete with Wireless Internet, telephones, and a comfortable business lounge.
  • Guest office usage in a fully-equipped private office–available on-demand by the hour, day or week.
  • A wide variety of business support services such as Word processing, desktop publishing, project design/consulting, Excel spreadsheets, presentations, newsletters, database management and much more.

Learn more about Metro Office’s Washington Virtual Office services and business support services at http://www.metroffice.com.

Move Beyond The Competition With A Washington Virtual Office

March 25th, 2011

For many small business owners, tackling the numerous small details that are an integral part of running a successful enterprise is something that takes a great deal of time, and eats into the operating budget. In order to overcome both problems, more and more companies are considering the benefits of a Washington Virtual Office, which saves money and allows business professionals the much-needed time and energy to focus less on everyday tasks, and more on creating and growing their business.

The idea of the Washington virtual office is especially helpful to start-up businesses, since these companies are typically short on cash and on manpower. Hiring a receptionist or administrative assistant may be a necessity for virtually any company, but when funding is limited, salaries for additional employees are hard to come by.

Choosing to use a Washington Virtual Office rather than hiring front office employees is not only guaranteed to save you money, but in today’s difficult economic climate, it can make all the difference in the world on whether or not a start-up makes it through the first three years, while still showing a profit.

Start-ups that know from day one that hiring of additional employees isn’t something the company can afford often find themselves working around the clock in order to succeed, effectively carrying the workload of an additional two or three team members. Investing in a Washington Virtual Office shaves hours off of the daily to-do list, and allows a company to work more efficiently, and in a more organized fashion.

In addition, nothing puts more fear in the hearts of potential clients than dealing with a start-up so small that the owners serve as the receptionist. With the benefits of a Washington Virtual Office, you’ll impress clients with the idea that, although your company is new, it’s already got all the bases covered, and is poised for success. The advantages of a prestigious Washington D.C. address in a city known for expensive real estate can’t be overestimated, since the impression you’re leaving behind is one of a successful new enterprise that’s on the fast-track to success, and has got it all together, even in the face of a struggling economy.

If you choose to make a Washington Virtual Office an essential part of your business, you’ll quickly find that you have all the benefits of a fully-staffed corporate environment, a prestigious location most start-ups would never be able to afford, and the time and freedom to spend your working hours doing what you do best: developing your business.

Your virtual office includes daily mail sorting and forwarding services, a virtual receptionist, complete phone answering services, a guest office that’s always available on-demand for face-to-face meetings, a virtual club that’s easily accessible for all your business needs, and all the business support services you’ll ever need to help your company grow and prosper.

As a start-up in a particularly challenging economy, your task is already difficult and more than a little overwhelming. By making the benefits of a Washington Virtual Office an important part of your working life, you’re putting yourself in a unique position to enhance your chances of success, while simultaneously helping to save you time and lead more well-organized existence.

For more information on Washington Virtual Office, DC Meeting Rooms, Telework, Executive Office Spaces, FlexDesk and other cost-effective business solutions visit Metro Offices online at www.metroffice.com.

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Kathlene Buchanan is the president and founder of Metro Offices, one of the premiere, women-owned, executive office centers in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. With presence in 8 different locations throughout the capital area, Metro Offices offers a full range of innovative business solutions and advanced technologies to help businesses compete in today’s transitioning business environment. Buchanan has been in the industry since 1979, and Metro Offices has been operating since 1989 with locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.