4 Ways We Help Small Businesses Scale
February 4, 2022 by Alexis Babiarz
At Metro Offices, we are all about making life easier for entrepreneurs — no matter their business model, stage, or location. We recognize every business has distinct needs, which is why our flexible offerings are structured to support companies of all sizes.
Through virtual office space, shared workspaces, private offices, and meeting rooms for rent, we’re here to help you look great while growing your small business to new heights. So whether you’re in full startup mode or you’ve built a well-established brand, we’ve got you covered.
Here are four reasons our clients trust Metro Offices with their small business needs.
We build credibility for remote and home-based businesses.
It can be hard trying to land a big sale with your living room in the background — or an address that makes a potential client think, “They operate from where!?” Our nine office centers are strategically located in Class A buildings, providing our clients with prestigious business addresses across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas.
What are Class A buildings? Great question. The Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) defines them as, “Most prestigious buildings competing for premier office users with rents above average for the area. Buildings have high quality standard finishes, state of the art systems, exceptional accessibility and a definite market presence.” (Source)
Simply put, our office spaces are modern, well-equipped, and located in the best areas of the region. That means you can take advantage of our established credibility, whether you’re renting our space or simply using our address.
Additionally, our well-trained and highly-motivated staff presents a professional image to incoming callers, visitors, and guests. So whether you lead a large team or you’re a solopreneur, you can rest assured knowing that your small business’s reputation is in good hands.
We protect entrepreneurs’ personal information.
A business and its owner are separate entities — why share your personal address and phone number with your clients and the general public? Adding your home address or cell number to your website, social media, and emails can open you up to security concerns and identity theft.
With virtual office space in the DC Metro area, we’ll take the pressure off your hands! You can get an official mailing address and phone number with forwarding services, so you never have to leave your personal information out in the open.
Plus, we can provide you with a dedicated receptionist so you don’t even have to worry about fielding calls on busy days. Our safe, secure, and convenient services are designed to keep you in your zone of genius while protecting your work/life balance.
We provide space on an as-needed basis.
Do you ever need a meeting space, but know your home office can’t suffice? You don’t want to invite prospects or clients to your house and you definitely don’t want to tidy up beforehand. Or perhaps you just need to get away from the sameness of your desk to put your head down and find fresh inspiration.
While a local library or coffee shop often fills in as temporary meeting spaces, constant distractions and a lack of privacy mean less productivity and greater concerns for confidential work.
We know all of those problems well, which is why we offer private meeting spaces on an on-demand, no-commitment basis. That way, you can get right to work whether you need it for an hour or a day. From private offices for one (perfect for your next CEO day!) to shared workspaces for large teams (great for project collaboration!), you can find the space you need for the time you need — all without the headache.
(And hey, our fully-equipped meeting rooms save our clients an average of 30% compared to a traditional hotel room — and they’re designed for working, not sleeping!)
We take care of the little things so you can focus on the bigger picture.
Comfort is a vital piece of the productivity puzzle, and we know how important it is for entrepreneurs to feel at home while building their empires. (That’s why so many tend to work from home!)
At Metro Offices, we aim to make our office spaces feel as close to home as possible — minus the annoying mid-day solicitors and 24/7 access to your fridge. Amenities for our onsite meeting rooms, workspaces, and offices include:
- Free, fast, and secure WiFi with backup server
- Modular tables to make the space your own
- Polycom speaker conference phones
- Flat-screen TVs compatible with HDMI/Chromecast/Apple/Clickshare
- Shared fax and printer
- Portable whiteboards
- Complimentary coffee, tea, and water
- Ability to arrange for catering
- Direct access to covered parking
- Secured storage (workspaces and private offices only)
- Access to our on-site gym (workspaces and private offices only)
- Access to our community cafe and business lounge (workspaces and private offices only)
- Exclusive member-to-member networking events (workspaces and private offices only)
And to clear up your to-do list, we can also help you with:
- Package delivery and courier services
- Mail collection and forwarding
- Call forwarding and virtual receptionists
- Video, audio, and web conferencing
- Certified notary services
Many of our clients come to us with a mess of “solutions” for their business — a P.O. box, Google Voice, a courier service, a personal assistant to answer calls, a co-working desk, a preferred coffee shop, and the list goes on. Juggling all of these aspects isn’t just expensive; it also creates extra headaches to manage subscriptions and pay all of those invoices on time.
When you consider that Metro Offices can take care of all of that (and more!) at a reliable and cost-effective rate, it’s easy to see why so many of our clients stick around for years!
Women-owned and locally-focused, Metro Offices has been a catalyst for workspace innovation since 1989 and continues to be the premier provider of virtual and in-person office space in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Serving over 30,000 businesses, our high-touch services and solutions are designed to help entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs scale their businesses and optimize their professional reputations.