Preparing your business for relocation to a new office can be a scary proposition for a business owner. You can never be sure if the new space will provide the same atmosphere that allowed your company to thrive in the previous location. It can also put undue stress on your employees if you’re trying to have them assist in completing the move. Here is how to prepare for a business relocation that’ll have you up and running at your new address in no time.
Create a Moving Plan
The first thing you’ll want to do after deciding to move to a different location is create a plan for your move. The first step of this is to create a timeline of when you want everything complete. This will give you a goal to shoot for so the move doesn’t become an endless drain on time and money. In this stage, you’ll also want to see the new space to ensure it has everything needed for the business to properly function, such as carpets, climate control, and other amenities.
Keep It or Pitch It?
After your plan is set, you should set out trying to figure out what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. In a sense, this step is similar to the one you make when moving homes, just on a grander scale. Office relocations are a great time to declutter the office and remove old, unused equipment.
Prepare the New Location
You should now start to prepare your new location. Installing any necessary equipment or wiring before the rest of the office’s supplies are brought in can save your company time and money. You should prepare the office so that it’s ready and operational on day one so you don’t miss any potential transactions.
Communicate with Clients
As with all parts of your business, communication is key. In this scenario, you’ll want to make sure all of your current clients know about your new location. A new office can be a great time to offer discounts to new and returning customers to show off the new office location. Using the normal methods to communicate the change—such as email, online advertisements, and traditional media channels—are all great ways to alert your client base about the change.
With any home or office move, there are sure to be snags best left to the professionals to handle. At Top Moving Solutions, we have the experience to handle every part of your move, including office relocation services. We can show you how to prepare for a business relocation to have you back up and running again in no time.