Whether you are relocating your business due to growth or the end of the current lease, it is important that you and your staff prepare for the move months in advance. Waiting until the last minute could result in your business being closed for longer than anticipated, which can be frustrating to your customers, business partners, and staff. To help you get started with the preparations, here are a few things you should do now.
Create a Timeline
About four to six months before your move, meet with your staff and create a timeline for the move. Every aspect of the move needs to considered, including packing and hiring the commercial relocation company that will transport your business's belongings.
By planning, you can not only ensure that the moving company you want to use is available when you need them, but you can start taking steps to shorten the time your business is closed. For instance, if you need any permits or licenses before you can open in the new location, you can obtain them now and avoid delays later.
Check Your Available Space
Unless you are moving to a new building that has the exact same dimensions as your current building, you need to know the difference in space between the two locations. Once you know, you can start to assess your belongings and determine if they will fit the space that you are moving to. If not, you will need to make adjustments.
In addition to this, you need to consider how space is currently being utilized in your current location. This is especially important if your business is moving to a smaller building. You might be able to find better uses for any spaces that are not being used.
Budget for the Move
In the process of planning your move, it can be easy to overlook the cost of the move. However, failing to create and follow a budget could result in your business spending far more for the move than expected.
One place to start with your budget is by obtaining an estimate from the commercial moving company. If you are planning to store any of the furnishings from your business in a storage unit, you also need to factor in the cost of the rental into your expenses.
Once you have a plan in place, relocating your business will be easier for everyone that is involved.Share
30 June 2017
When planning a move, you have so many things on your mind that it is easy for you to leave out the important things that need done, as well as the not-so-important things. Creating a checklist will help you get through the entire process without missing a beat. My blog will provide you with several elements that you need to remember to assist you with creating a checklist that will meet your personal needs. Hopefully, what I have included here will take some of the stress out of your move and make things move along without any problems arising expectantly.