Needing more office space is never a bad thing. It means your business is expanding and it requires more room to grow. A growing business is a healthy business! Although it might have been difficult for you to track down an office space that you could imagine your business growing into, actually moving out and into the new spot is the tough part.
Remember: procrastination is your worst enemy. Here are three tips to help you relocate your business with ease:
- Create a Timeline
So by now you probably know when and where you’re moving, which means it’s time to get everything else figured out. You most likely have about four to six months to prepare. Start with comparing how your office is laid out now to how you want it to be in future. Chances are, you’re moving into a larger space, so it’s likely that you’ll need to buy more office furniture like desks and chairs. In addition, a larger space means new hires which, in turn, means you’ll also need more laptops and other technology. Make sure that everything you need coincides with your budget.
Let your employees know about the relocation, as well, so they can have time to prepare for any changes in their commute. Schedule a time to update internet and phone services, and also make sure you obtain necessary permits, licenses and insurance policies. Start outlining everything you have to do, and then gradually chip away at the list at your own pace. This will help your business make a seamless transition and hit the ground running.
- Hire Movers
At least one to three months before you plan on moving out, contact a reputable moving company in your area. Do some online research to find out which company has the best reputation. Considering the value of your business’s furniture and technology, you want to make sure they have a reputation for transporting office equipment safely.
Dan the Mover, for instance, has more than 20 years of experience moving businesses into their new offices. If you visit their website, you’ll see a slew of customer testimonials expressing their appreciation towards the company. Hire well-known professionals and you’ll have peace of mind in their ability to get the job done without damaging anything.
- Update Your Address
As long as you’ve boxed up the majority of your office equipment in an organized manner and have also chipped away at that hefty “To-Do” list, spend the final week or two spreading the word about your business’s address change. Eliminate confusion by sending emails and calling anyone that might have been planning to visit your office in the upcoming weeks. You should also inform the post office, as well as update your website and the letterhead of your business cards. Finish or reschedule any last-minute tasks like client meetings, interviews or vendor deliveries, so you can have peace of mind.
As long as you’ve checked all your boxes, contacted a reputable moving company and updated your address leading up to moving day, there shouldn’t be anything to worry about. Soak up the recent success of your business as you seamlessly transition into the new office!