Lorraine Barnes is not new to business. In fact, she had the vision and plan for her business well before office sharing became trendy. Over the last 24 years Lorraine has built LRB Business Centers
, a full service executive office leasing business and virtual receptionist service. Today, she has 8 employees and three locations in Alexandria, VA.
Lorraine prides herself in staying personally involved in all aspects of the business, from selecting the furniture in the offices, to picking locations that are ideal for her clients. For example, her King Street
office is just minutes away from Olde Towne's business center and the Ballenger Avenue
and Eisenhower Avenue
offices are located next to the metro. Lorraine understands that independent consultants sometimes need office space for a day, while others may just need virtual assistant services. She keeps the price points affordable for all small business owners looking to make a big impression.
Lorraine is this month’s Woman We Admire because she demonstrates the confidence in herself that is required to build a company. She will tell you that she only completed 1 year of college and worked her way up from receptionist to office manager, then learned how to run a business in her industry. Lorraine was 26 when she purchased her first center; today she is a role model for other women entrepreneurs. Lorraine's belief in herself and her desire to succeed is a quality we can all admire and applaud.
Lorraine is a member of our Alexandria, VA group
and she is an extraordinary entrepreneur and a woman to watch!