Moving your business’s location is not only an exciting prospect, but it is also a necessary one.
Businesses that have big plans for the future will need to move their premises every couple of years to keep up with their growth. Only then they can take start to expand and make more sales and profit.
Of course, you can’t take ages to move because time is money in business. For that reason, you need to push the move through as quickly as possible. Here are a few ways to get the job done ASAP.
Plan It Ahead Of Time
Although you would love to pick up your stuff and drive down to your new offices, you can’t. The truth is that there are some parts of the process that take quite a while.
It is for that reason that you need to plan ahead of time. If you are proactive, you can get ahead of the process so that it doesn’t take as long as it usually would.
For example, you can ring your realtor and ask them to find you a selection of suitable venues. Everything will fall into place if you get the ball rolling early.
Ask For Help
There is too much for you to move alone. Even if you got everyone in the company to pitch in you would struggle. That is why you need to ask for help.
You can ask as many people as you know if they will help. But, that probably won’t happen. Although, it depends on how nice your friends and family are!
Your best bet is to get a quote from several moving companies. When you ask more than one for a quote, you can find the lowest price. As long as they aren’t overcompensating, they will save you a fortune in moving fees.
Get Everyone To Pitch In
It is their move as well as yours, and they should help out with the process. They can help in a variety of different ways, from packing to helping the movers load the boxes on the back of the van.
Whatever form their help takes, they need to know that it isn’t cool to stand around and do nothing. It isn’t like they have the day off to slack off and do what they please. They are still, technically, working, and they need to pull their weight. As the saying goes, many hands do light work.
Allocate Your Resources Properly
You are going to need to put your resources in the correct places if the move is going to go quickly. If you don’t, you will have to waste more time finding alternatives. Not to mention you will have to find the money too.
Obviously, a lot of money needs to go into the physical process, so don’t be afraid to pay the movers their due. But, you also need to put resources into the planning. Never underestimate how important planning a move is to the final result.
Don’t Forget the Legal Issues
Moving your business will come with legal issues that need to be sorted out. For example, you will have to obtain the right permits and licenses for your new location. You also may need to inform relevant authorities of the move, such as tax offices or creditors. Make sure to check local laws and regulations to stay compliant.
Start a Change of Address List
Make sure to start a change of address list that includes all important contacts such as customers, partners, and vendors.
This way, you can inform them about the move and keep them in the loop. You could also use this list to create mailing labels for postcards or promotional materials.
Update Your Company’s Information
Don’t forget to update your company’s contact details and business address on all digital platforms such as websites, directory listings, and social media channels. This will help ensure customers can still find you after the move.
Set Up a Moving Budget
As mentioned earlier, moving is expensive so make sure to set up a budget for it.
Make sure to include all costs such as moving services, packing materials, and even meals for the movers if you plan on providing them.
Properly Pack Your Items
When packing up your items, make sure to properly label the boxes and organize them according to their destination room or office. This will make the unpacking process much easier.
Before you move, it is important to take inventory of all your items so that nothing gets lost or forgotten. This will also help you keep track of any items that may have been damaged during the move.
Moving your business can be a daunting task but with the right planning and resources, it doesn’t have to be.
Follow the steps above and your move should go off without a hitch.