Considering the need to move your business to a new location? If you are, then you should start planning for the situation and what you will face as soon as you possibly can. No matter where you are moving your company, keep in mind that the more lead time you have on the situation, the smoother the overall situation is going to go.
While you will have plenty of other things to worry about, having a moving checklist ready and prepared for you before you head into things will only serve as a way for you to keep track and ensure that all things get accomplished.
Different businesses will have different needs when it comes to moving, but there are certain aspects of moving that should make it to everyone’s checklist.
Here are the nine most common aspects of relocating a company that you should be aware of before you start the process. You will have to complete this list if you want your move to be considered a complete success.
1. Review Your Situation – Take a look at where your business is, what kind of profit it is bringing in, and where you want to go from this point into the future. Evaluate the pros and cons of a move before making a final decision.
2. Find a New Place – Contact an agent and express your wants and desires for the new location where you want your business to be. Don’t settle for the first thing you see either. Look around and find the one that is right.
3. Use Tools to Stay On Track – Calendars, apps, and other tools can and should be used to help keep you on track. Don’t forget to extend these tools to your employees as well.
4. Build a Budget, Estimate Costs – Building a moving budget can greatly help you overcome the financial hurdle that moving is going to present to you and your business, especially at a time when the economy is not faring that well.
5. Inspire Your Employees – Keeping your employees motivated to work, pack, and prepare for the move will go a long way to ensuring not only the success of the move, but success overall.
6. Plan for IT Relocation – Since information technology is pretty much a core aspect of all businesses these days, make sure that you have planned a seamless switchover from your old place to your new one so that there is not interruption.
7. Hire Professionals – Hire a professional mover who is well versed in relocating companies. This will help you stay on track, on time, and on budget regardless of where you are moving to or from.
8. Support Your Staff – Moving is difficult for everyone involved in the process, even your employees. Be sure that you support your staff so that you have that staff now and well into the future. They are valuable and deserve the help and support that you can give them.
9. Find Your Routine – As soon as you are settled in your new location, find a routine that works and stick to it. This will help things get back to normal as soon as is humanely possible.
Moving your company isn’t going to be that easy of a task, but it doesn’t have to be something to dread either. Sure, there will be plenty of work involved, but the potential for moving up in the grand scheme of things greatly outweighs the often associated problems. Just keep these things in mind, and you’ll see that moving a company can be one of the better choices you’ve made for your business.
Janna Taylor, the owner and author of MovingEstimates.com, knows how difficult it can be to move to a new home. That’s why she strives to offer the best possible advice to anyone who’s moving, regardless of if they are moving a company or a home.