If you have made the decision to relocate your business, you are likely overwhelmed with innumerable tasks which means you may forget something important. Here are some things to handle during the planning stages to make your big move go smoothly.
Select a Moving Committee
Even if you are the most organized person on the planet, you cannot coordinate a business move on your own. Assemble a committee of people who can help plan the move, and who can each be responsible for a different aspect of the process so nothing important is missed. Choose people from different departments so that company productivity is not affected by the shift in priorities.
Consider Your Equipment
If you have large equipment like servers or machinery, deciding how they will get from place to place is essential. You can consider using crating services Los Angeles to store your items safely while packing smaller items and preparing for the move. Some companies will even take care of shipping your items to your new location for you, so be sure to ask about those services.
Decide on a Budget
Take inventory of all of the items that need to be moved and get a realistic budget in mind. If you are not moving far, you can save money by asking employees to move some of their own items — particularly smaller or personal items. When budgeting, remember to consider things like moving distance, how much of your items the movers actually have to pack themselves, and — most importantly — moving insurance. It is imperative that you insure any item that you don’t have the time or money to replace, even if you trust your movers completely. Accidents happen, and you don’t want to spend your first days in your new digs trying to recover from a huge mishap.
Notify Your Clients
Notify your clients — particularly those who communicate via snail mail or in-person office visits — of your impending move. Don’t get caught up in the stress and excitement and forget to tell your important customers where they can find you. If you are moving to a bigger or better facility, consider making some PR noise about the move as well. Put out a press release or a social media post announcing your success.
Relocating a business is a serious process with many moving parts. Follow these tips and your move will nearly seamless.