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4 Things to Keep in Mind When Relocating Your Business

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4 Things to Keep in Mind When Relocating Your Business

Sure, relocating your home can be a stressful and difficult event, but adjectives ‘stressful’ and ‘difficult’ don’t even begin to describe the notion of business relocation. First, it entails moving all of your business to a different location, which means that if anything’s wrong with it, your company will suffer. Next, it means that you have to update your website, reprint your business cards and make a list of everyone who needs to be notified about it. Then, you have to cancel all the subscriptions, pay off the remainder of your lease and a myriad of other things you are most likely to forget in all that commotion. Still, here are four things that need to be constantly on your mind if you are about to pull this off with your company in one piece.

1.    This is no time for DIY

The absolutely first thing you need to keep in mind is that a business relocation is not a time for DIYs. Every piece of equipment that gets damaged, lost or mishandled will cost you dearly. Even waiting for the new item to arrive or be repaired can increase the downtime you already face due to a move. This is why your safest choice is to look for reliable truck rental offers in the area and have professionals deal with the move.

2.    Consider the business lost

Another thing you need to think about is the business you are about to lose due to this move. Sure, your business may need it eventually, but ask yourself one question: “Do we have to do it now?” Postponing usually isn’t a good idea, but in most industries, you have parts of the year that are more or less lucrative than others. This is why, unless you just had a major fight with your previous landlord, it isn’t a good idea to make a decision to move based just on an impulse. On the other hand, if you can assess that all the commotion surrounding the move won’t last longer than several days, you should by all means go ahead and get it over with as soon as possible. The duration of the entire process is of the key significance here.

3.    Things will go wrong

Although some people may flinch at this sub-heading, we’re not trying to jinx anything, only to state how things are. You see, during every move something goes wrong. Things get broken, your transport company won’t take on some items you own or a storage space you paid for mistakenly scheduled you for another date. These are just some of the things to have in mind and luckily these three are easily rectified by either taking the insurance for your most valuable equipment pieces and double-check everything. Nevertheless, you won’t be able to foresee absolutely everything, so don’t lose your wits when things go wrong.

4.    Plan for future growth

The very reason why you have to move now is usually because you have overgrown your current office. Therefore, it would be a horrible idea to just choose a place that suits your current needs, without having a future growth in mind. When you start looking for a new office, try to see its future potential and make an attempt to pass an objective estimation of how this place will handle future growth.

Conclusion

Of course, this is but a tip of the iceberg of all that awaits you when you decide to move. Some of your team members are bound to leave, which will compel you to look for new staff members. There will be a ton of legal work and the office you are moving into will have to undergo a thorough inspection. However, without taking into consideration the above-listed four factors, your move isn’t likely to go in proper order. Take your time to think everything through before making your mind to finally move. Otherwise, you will be in for a wild ride.

I am the founder of Startup Today. I am the main writer and have put in many hours of work into creating this blog. If you want to find out more about me then lets get in contact.

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