A company may decide to relocate to a new location for many reasons, with some of the most common being the end of a lease or an expansion plan. A business going through the process of expansion is always a positive thing but it can result in an increasing demand for space and facilities. You may be moving from a home-based office to a new commercial building or moving from one commercial premises to another.
Either way, it’s not easy to find an office space and plenty of research and time is required. After choosing your new location the next step is to actually go through the process of moving your office over while maintaining business requirements and operations.
In order to do this you need to make sure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. Here are some top tips you can use to ensure your get to your new office space in good time without affecting the consistency of your business…
Build a Timeline
Once you know exactly when you are moving, coordinating the move itself becomes the biggest challenge. There is often plenty of furniture and office supplies to move over. You first ned to decide how you want the new office to be laid out get a better idea of what needs to be prioritised during the move.
You need to be sure that all your employees are aware of the fact that you will be moving and that big changes will be happening, usually around 4-6 months before the move takes place. Make sure you have scheduled some time to obtain the required work permits as well as the phone services and internet connections. You will need to put more time aside to plan if you are moving to an office that is much larger than your current office.
Get Movers In Early
One of the biggest aspects of moving is planning, so it helps to make sure you plan ahead before the move takes place. This is essential if your move is go without a hitch. If you are looking to make the most of external cleaning and removals services during the process of relocating your office, this is the best possible time to get this done.
It is very important that you carry out thorough research into the best companies around so that you know the service you will get meets your expectations. A good way to find a reputable company is to pick one with plenty of recommendations or positive testimonials across the board.
Update Your Website, Business cards etc. a Couple of Weeks Early
When the final week before your move begins, make sure you have everything in place so that your employees are well prepared for the changes. None of your employees will have that much time to settle in to the new surroundings but they shouldn’t need that much time either. Just make sure that the post office are aware of the move and the exact dates you will be relocating to your new office.
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