Whether you are going from a home office to another commercial space, moving the location of your business can be a big job to take on. You will need to create a comprehensive plan that details everything you need to do to prepare yourself and your company. We’ve put together some tips that will help moving your business run smoothly.
Create a timeline
Your timeline should include milestone dates for each task. This helps you stay on track and make sure things don’t get left until the last minute. We want you to have plenty of time to plan your move, so we recommend starting up to six months before your planned moving date.
Build a budget
When it comes to big business decisions, budgeting is usually required. Breaking down the numbers will let you know how much room there is for additional costs such as hiring professional movers.
Consider whether to buy or lease
When looking into moving the location of your business, one of the first questions you’ll ask yourself is whether you want to buy or lease the space. There are benefits to going either way, it just depends on the needs of your business and how much you’re willing to spend on a new space. Consider where you see your business in a few years. If you foresee yourself growing significantly, it may make sense to lease your space to keep your options open. Alternately, if you are running a very small, yet permanent, operation, it may be wiser to purchase.
Inform your clients and customers of your move
An important step when moving your business is to inform your clientele of your moving date and the new location. There’s nothing worse than losing customers because they can’t find you. Sending out an email, newsletter, or mailed notice in advance of your move will make sure they know how to find and get a hold of you.
Update your address
You will need to update your business address on your business cards, company stationary, marketing materials, and on your digital profiles. You will also need to make sure that your internet providers and related service providers are aware of your address change.
Hire professional movers
Hiring professional commercial movers guarantees you quality service and a smooth transition for your business. With years of experience, Real Pro Movers has all the tools and equipment necessary to effectively move all your fragile and valuable equipment from point A to point B. If you’re planning a commercial move, contact Real Pro Movers today for a free quote.