For over 30 years, we’ve helped businesses enjoy the most efficient, stress-free business move possible. And along the way, we’ve identified some valuable, yet little-known tips that we wanted to share here in our blog.
In part 1 of this series, we pointed out that:
- New furniture may ultimately end up costing less than used furniture
- Moving after-hours may not the best decision.
And then in part 2, we advised that you should:
- Be aware that now cabinets are not created equal.
- Check to see if any furniture and equipment needs special attention.
- Do some spring cleaning -- no matter the season!
Here in part 3, we’ll highlight a few more great tips that could make all the difference between a business move that is memorable for all of the right reasons – rather than the wrong ones!
6. Tell your customers and vendors about the business move well in advance.
Time flies, and a business move that is scheduled months in advance can quickly be “just around the corner”! As such, you want to let you customers and vendors know well in advance that you’re planning to relocate.
Plus, don’t merely provide them with your new address – tell them why you’re moving in the context of a “good news” story. For example, if you’ve moving so that you can accommodate all of the new employees that you’ve welcomed aboard over the last several months, then share this positive information. Or if you’re moving so that you can easier to reach (i.e. closer to highways, etc.), then mention that as well. And don’t forget to mention the business move on your social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and on your blog as well.
7. Determine if any documents are confidential and should moved by hand.
While you can count on your professional movers to handle your delicate items with the appropriate level of care, if up to you to determine in advance if any documents are confidential – and therefore best moved by hand.
Also keep in mind that your new office may not be ready for a few days after your items arrive. During this period, you may need to store confidential items off-site in a secure location. Failing to do this could put more than your sensitive, valuable documents at risk – it could run afoul of governing privacy laws or contractual obligations.
8. Evaluate the parking situation.
It’s easy to get excited about moving into a new office, and envisioning how you’ll use the new space. However, there’s an aspect that you shouldn’t overlook, because it can quickly become a major headache: the parking situation.
That is, if your new space doesn’t have adequate or safe parking, then you may need to have a chat with your property manager – or perhaps your commercial real estate agent to find a more suitable location. You don’t want to run into parking issues after you’ve moved, because the costs and consequences can be enormous.
Stay Tuned for Part 4!
In part 4, we’ll explore more great tips to help you get the efficient, stress-free business move you want.
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