5 Things to Consider Before Relocating Your Business

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

No matter what industry you’re in, a time comes when you have to start thinking about relocating your business. This is mostly the case because, as your organization grows, you need more space and a better location.

The only problem is, relocating your business isn’t as easy as it may seem. In fact, you have to put a lot of time and effort into it if you want to make sure you get everything right.

That being said, here’s a list of five things to consider before relocating your business.

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  1. Opting for the right location

    Obviously, one of the most important things you need to do when relocating is opt for the right office space to move into. Think about the size of your business and where you see the organization in the next couple of years.

    The last thing you want to do is move into a new office space only to realize it won’t fit your needs in a year or two. This is exactly why you should check every potential location and do some research on it before you make a final decision.

    It’s also a good idea to check what companies are based near the location you’re interested in, as having businesses who offer similar products or services (but not the same) you do nearby can be a huge plus.

  2. Creating a checklist

    Relocating your business is a complex process and there’s always a chance you’ll forget or overlook something. If that happens, make sure you don’t panic as there’s no point in sweating over little things.

    And after all, when it comes to relocating, something often goes wrong. However, what you can do to minimize the risk is create a checklist of everything that needs to be done. This includes everything from packing things up to ordering office supplies for your new office.

    Having a checklist can come in handy when double checking if everything’s alright with your new office before your big move.

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  4. Learning how to pack electronics

    When relocating, you have to be extremely careful when packing things such as PCs, monitors and printers. It’s recommended that you pack each of these separately and wrap them in thick moving blankets or bubble wrap.

    In case you’re using tape, make sure it doesn’t come into contact with your monitors. Of course, your electronics should never be placed on top of other items nor should other things be stacked on top of your electronics.

    Another smart thing you can do before you start relocating is store all your important data on the cloud just in case something happens to your hard drives.

  5. Connecting electricity in your new office

    We’ve already talked about packing your electronics but what about what happens when you move into your new office?

    If your electricity isn’t connected on time, chances are you’ll have to prolong the suspension of your operations until everything is set up. This is why you should have experts to connect electricity in your new office way before your things get there. That way, you’ll be able to connect all of your electronics as soon as they arrive and start operating again as quickly as possible.

    Turn to the expertise of a connection company and you won’t have to worry a thing about the electricity in your new office.

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  7. Updating your contact info

    Another thing you should do before your big move is let people know that you’re relocating. The best way to do this is to send emails to your customers and post an announcement on your social media pages.

    It’s also a good idea to look up your business online and update contact info on every page your business appears in. If you use business cards for promoting your organization, it’s necessary that you print new ones with updated contact info.

    We also recommend making a list of every company you do business with, just to ensure you don’t forget to notify someone important.

Do all the things we mentioned above and you’ll ensure the relocation process doesn’t affect your operations. The quicker you get everything done, the sooner you’ll be able to start operating from your new office. And if you’ve chosen the right office, you won’t have to think about relocating again any time soon.

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