Using the Right Furniture to Optimize Work Productivity

When it comes to choosing furniture for workspaces, many business owners are torn between: (1) A furniture set that is visually appealing or (2) finding something tremendously functional yet not very attractive. The good news is, there is a way to showcase both. The key is in being familiar with the work patterns of your… Continue Reading

Using the Right Furniture to Optimize Work Productivity was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by Metro Offices

Business as Usual: What to Do When the Weather Impacts Your Business

As we finally transition into Spring and Summer, we can look back on our wild winter and reflect on how the weather affected business operations. It is important to have a solid plan addressing the effects of adverse weather on your workplace. Business as Usual: What to Do When the Weather Impacts Your Business was… Continue Reading

Business as Usual: What to Do When the Weather Impacts Your Business was last modified: May 21st, 2015 by Metro Offices

Maryland Given Grant by Feds in Support of Small Businesses

The future looks promising for budding entrepreneurs and small-time business owners in the Metro DC area. The federal government has awarded Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development another grant in support of financing programs for small businesses. Maryland Given Grant by Feds in Support of Small Businesses was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by… Continue Reading

Maryland Given Grant by Feds in Support of Small Businesses was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by Metro Offices

How Referrals Spell Business Success

In today’s highly connected world, referrals play a larger, more potent role in building up a business toward success. The reason they’re effective is that they are often based on a strong degree of trust in you by one of your consumers or partners. This is then, in turn, transferred to you—leading to more fruitful… Continue Reading

How Referrals Spell Business Success was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by Metro Offices

A Helping Hand: The Value of Mentoring in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship can be at once the most fulfilling and frustrating endeavors anyone can pursue. With success and failure often separated by the thinnest of lines, it helps to get assistance from those more experienced and wiser. At Metro Offices, we believe that pairing a competent mentor with an environment conducive to person-to-person discussion and deeper… Continue Reading

A Helping Hand: The Value of Mentoring in Entrepreneurship was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by Metro Offices

The Importance of Client Appreciation

As a culture that centers itself on the fulfillment of certain goals, it’s easy to understand why people tend to respond positively to any praise or acknowledgement of their achievements. In the same manner, client appreciation events—big and small—provide a big boost to any business relationship that’s looking to grow stronger. The Importance of Client… Continue Reading

The Importance of Client Appreciation was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by Metro Offices

Google, Facebook and the New Paradigm of the Workspace

Our friend and colleague Carlos Gonçalves, ‎CEO at Avila Business Centers and Avila Coworking in Lisbon, Portugal wrote a very good blog post about work space trends. Companies such as Google and other multinationals are leading the way in questioning the need for the standard 40 hour work week and instead are adopting flexible work… Continue Reading

Google, Facebook and the New Paradigm of the Workspace was last modified: March 20th, 2015 by Kelly Bedsole

Why You Should Start Your Own Business or Invest in One Now

According to the Washington Business Journal, unemployment rates in December fell in 42 states, including Maryland and Virginia. Unemployment went down from 5% to 4.8% in November for Virginia, while Virginia saw a decrease from 5.6% to 5.5%. With this positive development, there are now more reasons to start a business or invest in one.… Continue Reading

Why You Should Start Your Own Business or Invest in One Now was last modified: May 4th, 2015 by Kelly Bedsole

4 Ways to Create a Business Image That Gets Noticed

It can be a challenge for a smaller business with an equally small budget to stand out from its competitors. Creating a powerful business image is key to success, and it’s easier than you might think – even on a budget. By making small adjustments to the way you operate, and the marketing techniques and… Continue Reading

4 Ways to Create a Business Image That Gets Noticed was last modified: March 19th, 2015 by Kelly Bedsole

The Value of Mobile Technology in Small Businesses

Many small businesses and start-up companies alike are rapidly adapting to and benefitting from continuous business and mobile technology developments. Today, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices are used not only for calling, texting, instant messaging, or e-mailing. They also have the power to help many start-up companies to expand and entrepreneurial activities to… Continue Reading

The Value of Mobile Technology in Small Businesses was last modified: May 4th, 2015 by Kelly Bedsole