In order to move a business from one location to another successfully, you must plan your move carefully. Whether you are moving across the street or across the country, there are elements of your move that you should pay close attention to in order to make your move successful.
Your business is not something to take for granted and moving your business is not an activity that should be attempted on your own. You should hire professional movers to help you properly package, mark, and move all of your items safely and on time. Companies that offer moving services that will help you to plan and execute the perfect move.
Keep Your Customers Informed
Your customers should have as much advance notice of your move as possible and you should keep your customers updated as to when the move will be taking place and when it has been completed. Your customers will need to update their records in order to continue to do business with you, so informing your customers of your move is essential.
Remember To Update All of Your Internet Information
One of the elements of a successful business move that can take the most time is updating all of the areas on the Internet where your company address is listed. This applies to your company website, your social media pages, your listings on search engines, and any other instances where your company’s address is posted. These changes can often take time to process, so start updating your Internet information at least one month prior to your move.
Try To Move in Stages and Plan Your Big Move for A Weekend
Archived files, conference room furniture, and other non-essential items can be moved over the course of a month or so to make it easier on you and your company. When it comes to the final stage of your move, try scheduling it for a weekend to reduce the disruption in your business.
Get Rid Of Items Before You Move
Since you will be hiring professionals to help you move, it is a good idea to get rid of all garbage and unwanted items before the move to keep your moving costs down. Just because that room full of old computer monitors has been around for years does not mean that you should pay to move it to the new location. Arrange to have those monitors removed before you pack up your office.
Have an Office Coordinator
You should have one person who is in charge of planning and executing your move. This does not mean that you should leave the work to just one person. It means that you should have only one point of contact to reduce the instances of confusion and incorrect information.
Moving your office can be an exciting time, but it can also be hectic. When you plan ahead, you remove a lot of the stress and improve your chances of a smooth and successful office move.
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