Moving your business to a new location can be overwhelming, especially if you do it for the first time. While it might seem like there is an endless list of tasks that need to be completed before opening day, we have made this blog post easy and manageable by breaking down all the steps into simple categories.
Read on to find out everything you’ll need to do to get your business up and running!
PS: Are you in search of professional office movers for a commercial setting? If that’s the case, then we’re the ones you need to call. We offer affordable price rates that can help you with your moving needs. Learn more today by reaching out!
Be Sure to Plan Ahead
To ensure a successful move, you have to be smart and plan. If you are a business owner, that means using the little time you have to get everything ready for your moving as quickly and efficiently as possible!
That said, there is more than one reason why planning is helpful when moving out or into a new location. For instance:
- You’ll be able to reduce stress by knowing what needs to be done next in order of priority. As we will see later on, this can help avoid getting overwhelmed with all you need to do before moving day arrives (which actually might not even happen).
- Making sure you stay organized throughout the process so nothing gets lost or forgotten about along the way – which could lead to it being overlooked at the point until it’s too late.
With that being said, you need to plan about where you’ll relocate, what papers will be needed, how much time you have to get everything done, and what expenses you’ll encounter along the way.
Don’t Forget to Inform Your Employees
Your employees deserve to know that you are locating so they can properly prepare themselves too. You should schedule a meeting about your decision and allow your employees to ask any questions they have. You don’t want your employees panicking about whether or not they’ll be required in the future, so make sure you reassure them as much as possible!
At the same time, you must ensure all of your employees are fully aware of what moving day means for their work and responsibilities. This way, nobody will show up on a random Sunday thinking their shift is still going just because this was when everything always took place – only to find out otherwise once getting there (which could cause major problems).
You should also consider how your employees feel about moving since some might not be able to travel long distances. If this is the case, it would be good to come up with a plan that would help them, such as a company service bus.
Inform Your Customers
Your customers also need to know about your relocation, but this shouldn’t be done until you are ready for the big change! That way, no one will show up at your old business address thinking they’ll find you there when in reality, it’s closed down on moving day (which would only cause frustration).
Make sure you focus on informing everyone during the week leading up to opening day. Shoot out emails, update your social media page or website, and even consider commissioning a local public relations firm to help you spread the word about your relocation.
Assign Project Managers
Project managers will come in handy when moving because they’ll be able to make sure every task is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. This way, your moving day will go by without a hitch!
Project managers will be the ones to handle all of the tasks that need to be completed before moving day. This includes making sure all files are organized, equipment is ready for use at your new location, and even what furniture will be moved where (which can make a big difference).
Pack What You Need
Moving day will be here before you know it, so make sure to pack all of the items that are necessary for your business. You’ll want to think about what’s required in order to run daily operations and anything else needed for moving. This includes things such as furniture, equipment, files/paperwork (which should already be organized), and even supplies!
Ensure Your New Location Is Ready
Before you even think about packing your things, it’s important to make sure the new location is ready for opening day. This means confirming utilities are turned on and available, checking if there are any building permits or licenses required (and making sure these have been obtained), and verifying that all equipment has made its way over along with furniture!
This blog post has given you all the to-dos when moving your business to a new location. We hope this article was helpful, and we encourage you to contact us if you need any help with these steps or getting quotes for services!