Office relocation can happen for a number of reasons: a company’s expansion, the end of the current lease or a company acquisition. However, once a business starts growing, more office space is needed. Choosing your office space can be tricky, whether you’re moving from a home office or relocating from one building to another. The move itself is a large feat, but everything that goes along with it can be tough since your whole business will need to be non-operational during the move. Of course, you need this process to be as efficient as possible in order to avoid unnecessary downtime. Here are some tips to help you relocate your small business as quickly as possible:
- Develop a timeline for the move, including packing and unpacking
Once you choose your new location, your first challenge is figuring out how to move the furniture and equipment to your new office. (In some cases, you can move into a work-ready office like an executive suite). Take note of the new office and see how you want everything to be laid out prior to arriving. Around 4-6 months before the move, you’ll need to let your employees know about the changes, so they can plan ahead as well. Schedule a time to update your important business services, such as phone and internet.
- Stay within your budget
Use your resources wisely and plan a budget for your the big move. From movers to transportation services you need to know who’s doing what and how much time and money it will cost. You may even want to ask your employees to volunteer, if you deem it appropriate.
- Hire help 1 to 3 months before the move
Planning ahead will make your transition that much smoother. If you plan to hire movers and/ or a cleaning service to ease the process, be sure to do so 1-3 months in advance. Do some research and ask for recommendations to make sure they are reliable and will treat your items with care.
- Make your office relocation well known
Let your vendors know about your new billing address, update your website, letterhead, business cards, get new signage, etc. It’s important to let the post office and your stakeholders know about your move in advance too!
Give yourself a pat on the back. You’re ready for a move! Planning in advance makes things so much easier and you’ll be glad you did. BusinesSuites provides work-ready office space so you can move in and start working immediately. Give us a call or stop into one of our locations today!
Article Originally posted on Wave Apps