Being the owner of a small (or large) business is stressful. But what if you need to relocate your running firm to a different location? Relocating your company is a significant undertaking. Moving is challenging in and of itself, but moving a functional business adds another element of hardship. In today’s post, we’ll share some pointers to assist your business run smoothly.
Plan Your Move in Accordance With Your Schedule
This first suggestion may appear to be simple, but it is actually a minor error that we see in commercial business from time to time. Always arrange your business moves around the calendar of your company. If you have a high season, we recommend avoiding moving during that period. You’ll want to ensure you have adequate time to manage your operational obligations while the transfer is being carried out. It would also be good if you had the business flexibility to close or change your hours temporarily.
Make a Timeline
Work with staff to develop a transition timeline. The time frame might include time for renovations, asset relocation, phone, and Internet setup, purchasing new furniture or equipment, creating signage, and marketing your new address. Decide who will be in charge of each job. It might be beneficial to appoint someone to oversee the whole transition.
Make Leeway for Delays
Transitions sometimes take longer than anticipated. Businesses frequently underestimate production downtime during relocations, and renovations frequently cost more than anticipated.
Businesses frequently underestimate how disruptive a change will be. Some adjustments might take weeks to complete before everything is back to normal. Others require months.
Find a Local Moving Company
The best way to ensure a smooth transition is by hiring a certified professional moving company. Hiring a local moving company allows you to get the extra care and attention that you would not get with a large, national moving company. That said, you’ll want to do your research first. We suggest reading customer reviews and speaking with references before hiring a local moving company.
Consider Storage Options
A temporary storage facility is an often-overlooked aspect of commercial relocation. If your company has a lot of equipment and furniture to relocate, you may need to consider renting storage. The majority of the moving day will be spent packing, loading, transporting, and unloading, which may not allow enough time to move and put all furniture and equipment. The ability to store these goods in a storage unit until you’re ready to bring them in and install them may make your relocation much more straightforward.
Update Your Business Information
Inform your suppliers and customers of your relocation, as well as your new firm address and the day when regular business will resume. Make sure to keep your business cards, website, letterhead, and social networking sites up to date. In addition, contact Google to have your address and web listing adjusted a month before your move.
Commercial relocations are always a stressful time. If you take the time to plan and organize your business move a while before the actual day of the move, then it can save you a lot of headaches. For more information on commercial moving, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with the information and support that you need.
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