A commercial move is one that comes with a lot of considerations. It’s a big step for your company, and you have to be sure that when you relocate, business goes on as usual or better yet, improves.
It all starts with a plan. While it’s rare for everything to proceed accordingly, it still helps to have a clear idea of the move. When do you intend to do it? Where are you setting your office up? How will you disseminate the information to your employees? Who will you call to help with the relocation?
A checklist is also handy for keeping tabs on how your move is going. Figure these out on the planning stage and you will find that you have your work cut out for you.
As you go through your relocation checklist, have a calculator ready. How much are you going to pay for your new place? What is your budget for the moving service? Are you going to buy new facilities to go with your new location?
Once you get an estimate, it will be easier to pull the plan off.
You may be the captain, but you are not the only one on board. Is your crew amenable for the relocation? What do the contracts say about it, and how early could you have notified them?
If the majority of your employees will have issues with relocating, probably because of concerns about the distance, you may have to rethink getting the new spot and running the business under the situation. Can you hire others to work just in time?
If your new office is just a few blocks from the old one, the move may not cause any problem.
Your new location should sustain, if not improve, the performance of your business. Will the new address be convenient for customers to visit? Will your office be just as accessible as the old one? Are the facilities and supplies you currently have in your inventory enough to meet the demands of your clients?
A business relocation is not just about changing offices. It’s about starting something new and maintaining important aspects of your business at the same time. Think about these when planning the move.