The Dangers of Sitting at Work & How a Virtual Office Space in Washington, DC, Can Help

This past month, Metro Offices dedicated a special day to breast cancer awareness.  As a company, our employees are becoming more and more passionate about our health and the need to choose healthier options through awareness. Healthy lifestyle options confront each of us daily, and the workplace is no exception.

At home, we’re all familiar with the term “couch potato,” but did you know that sitting for long periods of time at work is equally unhealthy? According to Kamron Kunce, Director of Community Relations at UpDesk, sitting has become the new smoking! Sitting for long periods of time has been linked to a number of health problems including obesity, higher blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and high blood sugar. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology also indicates that too much sitting increases the risk of death from heart-related disease and cancer.

Since most of us are tied to jobs that involve periods of sitting, what are our options to improve our health at work? Here are a few ideas to consider.

  • Take breaks from your desk. Stand while talking on the phone or eating lunch, or walk down the hall to speak with a colleague instead of calling. Try not to sit for more than an hour without a break.
  • Try a standing desk arrangement. If you work at a desk, rotate your traditional desk with a standing desk, or try a high table or counter. Standing for at least half of workday keeps muscles engaged and burns more calories.
  • Get a move on at work. Consider walking while discussing business with colleagues rather than gathering in a meeting room. Or take a short walk on your own to get your blood circulating and enjoy fresh air.
  • Embrace a mobile workplace option. If you work from home, incorporate an additional office solution such as a hot desk, flex desk or Metro Access membership to add variety and movement to your schedule.

For information about Metro Offices’ virtual office space in Washington, DC, or any of our other office solutions, contact our Sales Department at (800) 877-9788. Let’s get moving together!

On-Demand Washington, DC Meeting Space: The Smart Solution

reston-meeting-room-large2Do you need to plan an important business meeting, yet lack a suitable location? Let Metro Offices put your mind at ease. Our on-demand DC meeting spaces enable your business to host meetings of any size in a fully-equipped, professionally appointed environment. Whether you’re conducting a team training or a high-tech presentation for potential clients, we’re ready to help you achieve business excellence at any of our nine convenient locations – and all at a moment’s notice. Here are more reasons on-demand meeting rooms are a smart solution.

On-demand meeting rooms are easily accessible.

With nine locations to choose from in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC, meeting space at Metro Offices couldn’t be more accessible and convenient to arrange. Simply make a reservation online and get instant access to video, audio and/or web conferencing, white boards, overhead projectors, flip charts, copy machines, technical support and even catering services for your guests. Our on-site administrative support staff will make you feel at home and ensure your meeting runs smoothly.

On-demand meeting rooms impress clients and team members.

A prestigious office location boosts your professional image. Which location is more likely to seal the deal: a nameless office building on the outskirts of town or an elegant business address in the heart of the city? Show your prospects and team members that your business is serious about excelling with a professionally appointed meeting room at one of our premier Capital-area office locations.

On-demand meeting rooms save money and let you achieve business excellence.

Invest your capital in business growth rather than property management, expensive technology and long commutes. On-demand means you only pay for what you need, when you need it. With a Metro Offices meeting room, you get everything you need to create a professional meeting atmosphere for prospective clients – at a price your budget will love.

To inquire further about Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC, meeting space, please give us a call at (877) 842-6999.

Looking for meeting rooms outside the DC area? Metro Offices can help you access more than 650 locations worldwide, so no matter where you are, you’ll have the facility and features you need to conduct important business.


Jessica Marks, Director of Workspace Solutions for DC and Maryland

Jessica Marks is Metro Offices’ director of workspace solutions for Maryland and Washington DC. If you need an office space in Washington DC, Jessica will provide an array of business solutions targeted to fit your individual needs that not only enhances your work environment, but your user experience as well. Jessica Marks headshot

Jessica has a proven track record of helping companies excel, evident in her extensive background. Her previous experience includes helping a startup grow into a multi-million dollar venture with multiple business locations. The startup was able to rapidly expand due to her business development prowess and ability to fine-tune the company’s operational structure. She was also responsible for developing every aspect of marketing for the company, as well as following up with all new business generation leads.

Jessica brings these skills with her to Metro Offices and is a fundamental reason why our clients’ businesses continue to flourish. She provides entrepreneurs with workspace solutions that meet their current needs, while also implementing strategies that accommodate flexibility and future growth. She consistently delivers reliable customer service on every level. Jessica is a valuable asset to our team, and we know that she will add immeasurable value to your business experience as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Jessica if you have any inquiries regarding a temporary office space in Washington DC.



Suzzette Patel, Director of Workplace Solutions in Virginia

Metro Offices would like to introduce Suzzette Patel, our director of workspace solutions for Northern Virginia. She will help you determine what kind of workspace solution will fit your business needs. Suzzette is the ideal person for finding the right workspace solutions for our clients due to her understanding of small business needs, as she has firsthand experience. She ran her own business in the mortgage industry for 10 years, which has helped her to grasp the demands that small businesses require in order to grow. She has also worked from home, so she can recognize and address the challenges entrepreneurs face when they don’t have their own professional office space or business address.

Considering an office space solution in Tysons, Fairfax, Arlington, Reston, or Herndon? Suzzette will find a solution that fits your individual needs. You’ll find Suzzette to be a valuable asset to your business because of her proven ability to help you be in a better position to close deals and expand your business!

Additionally, Suzzette speaks Spanish fluently, which enables her to provide a great amount of support for our Spanish-speaking clients.

Please make sure to contact Suzzette if you have any questions about office space in Reston, Virginia.



You’ve Asked and We’re Here to Answer! Part 2

You’ve asked and we’re here to answer! One of the questions we get asked frequently is: Can you help us support our home based, remote and mobile workforce? And our answer? Yes! And today we will answer how we can support your remote and mobile Workforce Remote and Mobile Workforce If you have employees that work remotely or are consistently traveling from place to place then you may be facing the challenge of the keeping everyone on the same page. With Metro Offices you can provide your remote team with access to support facilities and a professional place to meet with clients and colleagues.

Our technology including:

·         VOIP

·         Unified Communications

·         VPN Tunnel Services

·         Software as a service

·         eFile Cabinet

·         Web and Audio Conferencing

You will also have access to:

  • 24/7 access to fully configured office space
  • Access to 40 conference rooms and eight training rooms available throughout the Metro DC area
  • Complete technology and business support
  • Availability by the hour, day or week
We have eight locations available in DC, MD and VA. And for clients who require meeting facilities in other parts of the world, Metro Offices will connect them with 1,200 meeting rooms worldwide through an easy-to-use online reservation system. At a time when businesses are reevaluating capital expenditures to find new ways to cut costs while increasing productivity, Metro Offices have affordable ways to extend your organization’s capabilities on a completely flexible basis. Contact us today and request your free quote on our remote and mobile workforce services for you business.

You’ve Asked and We’re Here to Answer! Part 1

One of the questions we get asked frequently is:

Can you help us support our home based, remote and mobile workforce?

And our answer?

Yes! And today we will answer how we can support your home based business.

Home Based Businesses

Working from home has its perks but when it comes to your professional image it can have its drawbacks. Having no meeting space, no business address and no telephone answering service can be a challenge.  But just because you operate your business from home doesn’t mean you can’t operate your home based business like a fully-staffed office with a big business identity.

That’s where Metro Offices come in. We can provide you with the benefits of having the professional support of a virtual staff, a prestigious business address, and corporate meeting rooms when you need them.

Service offerings for the home based business owner:

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

Our Home Based business solutions allow your business to appear bigger and operate more efficiently than your competition. Contact us today and request your free quote on our Home Based services for you business. And stay tuned for the answer to the second part of one of our most frequently asked questions!

All You Need For Your Business is At Our Tysons Location

Tysons Corner may not be located in the heart of Washington D.C., but it is in the middle of the corporate-rich Northern Virginia countryside. So while you will have quick and easy access to the halls of power in Washington, you will be surrounded by the decision-making towers of DC’s corporate world.

Our Tysons Corner location is just minutes away from the Beltway and Dulles International Airport without having all the drawbacks of being near an airport. We are also close to the world-renowned Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center and majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, so if you need to entertain clients you have a variety of choices just moments away from where you conduct business.

We offer a wide variety of office sizes and layouts to fit your needs. Each office space in Tysons VA is fully-wired for phone, fax and internet, and includes access to spacious meeting facilities that are well-equipped with furniture and the latest technology.

The highly-trained and professional staff members supporting these offices are there to ensure you have the services and assistance necessary to please your clients and improve the success of you business. You and your team members can spend more time on projects and tasks essential to your business growth, while the support staff in Tysons VA office space handles the details and more minor tasks that tend to slow you down.

Visit our website and take a virtual tour of our Tysons Corner location and a list of included amenities that will have you convinced our Tysons Corner is the perfect location for your business!

Our Idyllic Farragut Office Center

At Metro Offices we strive to find the best, most convenient and most prestigious office locations in the DC metropolitan area because the location of your business is vital to the success of your business. At Metro Offices we understand you want to give your clients a professional impression of your business and that your employees deserve to work somewhere that makes their workday easier and accommodates their needs; that’s why our Farragut Office Center is such an ideal location.

Our advantageously located Farragut Office Center is metro accessible, is only two blocks from the White House and steps from the power corridor of K Street. You are literally right in the heart of downtown DC, and not only that but the design of the building alone will make you feel assured your clients will be impressed with you and your business.

This architecturally impressive building boasts a 10-story entry atrium with floor-to-ceiling marbled walls and an elegant waterfall. An expansive roof top terrace, and state of the art health and fitness center are just a few notable amenities. Quick and easy access to transportation, shops and restaurants make the Farragut Office Center a prime choice for your Washington office.

We have a 75-person conference center that is available for your use, along with a score of other convenient and professional amenities. Some of which include:

  • Farragut Park
  • Concierge Service
  • Fine Shopping
  • Exclusive Restaurants
  • Video Conferencing Facility

Trust us when we tell you, you don’t want to miss out on this idyllic location for your business. Visit our website for a virtual tour and photos of our Farragut Office Center.

The Workplace on Demand Advantage

It’s no secret to business leaders and owners around the world that the business world format is changing and adaption is necessary for any business to succeed. At Metro Offices we are here to make those necessary adaptations easy financially and practically; we are here to help you and your business succeed.

Because of the rapid growth of outsourcing and the trends that is setting, we at Metro Offices have created a new and innovated system that allows businesses to easily adjust in the ever-changing business world – Workplace on Demand. With Workplace on Demand you can let go of all those management tasks and obligations that take up so much of your precious working time and focus solely on the growth of your business. Plus, Workplace on Demand will save your company money!

Consider these 3 key Workplace on Demand benefits:

  • Gain flexibility by escaping the trap of long-term real estate leases.
  • Eliminate capital expenses of an office startup including technology, furniture and construction costs along with hefty lease deposits.
  • Immediate startup – have your newly constructed office open for business in as little as 90 days and take advantage of resources for immediate startup.

We are now offering a new free white paper called The Workplace on Demand Advantage. In our white paper you will learn how your organization can create substantial savings with a managed services solution and discover the risky pitfalls to avoid. Sign up for this free white paper today on our website here.

Metro Offices’ Premier Chevy Chase Location

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!