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A Look at Some Key Terms in an Office Relocation Contract

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by John Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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Regardless of whether you’re moving your business across the street, city, state or country, the fact remains that you want your office relocation experience to be as streamlined, efficient and stress-free as possible.  

And while there are several factors and elements that are part of this fundamental goal – the most important of which is choosing the right office relocation company – it’s also a good idea to brush up on your “contract lingo”, so that you can avoid any misunderstandings or unwelcome surprises before, during or after your move.

Here are some key terms that you should be familiar with before you sign on the dotted line (or perhaps click your digital e-signature!).

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A Look at Your Options for Dealing with Surplus Office Furniture

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by John Kiel posted in Furniture Storage

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Much like houses, offices can be loaded with surplus office furniture, such as unallocated or broken chairs, workstations, cubicles, and the list goes on. Naturally, for years everyone has been too busy focusing on day-to-day tasks to pay attention to these items. But now that it’s time to head to a new location, there’s no more room to kick the proverbial can. After all, the last thing you want to do is spend money and waste time moving surplus furniture that, yet again, is just going to take up space.

To help you resolve this situation in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible, here are your options for dealing with surplus office furniture:

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4 Costly Office Moving Mistakes to Avoid

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by John Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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Whether we’re talking about business or life in general, perfection is a noble goal, but an unrealistic expectation. Accidents happen, problems emerge, and challenges arise.

However, while it’s impossible to avoid the occasional blunder, it’s both wise and necessary to proactively try and mitigate the likelihood of facing problems in the first place. And so with this in mind, as you prepare for your business relocation in the weeks or months ahead, here are 4 costly office moving mistakes to avoid:

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Office Furniture

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by John Kiel posted in Office Furniture Sourcing

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If you’re in the market for office furniture, then obviously your goal is get what you need at the best possible price. However, even for small businesses this is often much easier said than done!

To help make your office furniture buying experience successful rather than stressful, here are 7 mistakes to avoid:

1. Assuming that you have to buy new office furniture.

You may be able to save thousands of dollars by sourcing used furniture (at least in part). Plus, you’ll be helping the environment.

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8 Things that an Office Furniture Installation Company Can Do for You

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 23, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by John Kiel posted in Office Furniture Installation

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When it comes to reconfiguring your current office or moving to a new location, partnering with a proven, reputable and experienced office furniture installation team is one of the smartest and safest decisions you can make.

To point you in that direction, below we highlight 8 things that an office furniture company can do for you:

  1. Help you plan and organize all installations for both new and/or used furniture from a variety of manufacturers, including (but not limited to) HON/Allsteel, Haworth, Herman Miller, Kimball, Knoll, Steelcase, Teckinon, Trendway, and several others. They will also help with reinstallations for discontinued items – even if the manufacturer has since gone out of business.
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Business Move Warning: Beware the Lowest Bidder!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by John Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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When it comes to purchasing solutions for your business, naturally you want to maximize value, minimize cost, and achieve the shortest path ROI. That’s not just good business sense: that’s good common sense, too! However, as you may have already experienced, going with the lowest bidder is almost always a disastrous and regrettable decision. As noted by the law firm Brent Law Group, PLLC:

"At least once a week, I have an opportunity to meet with an individual whose life has been hurt by a lowest bidder. Contractors, prior attorneys, mechanics, etc. who low-ball do so for a reason, in my experience.  My great-grandmother used to say it takes twice as long to do something fast.  I firmly believe it can cost twice as much to get something done cheaply."

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What Technology Companies Must Know Before an Office Move – Not After!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by John Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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“Handle with care” are words to live by in the technology field – and we aren’t talking ensuring the health and wellbeing of IT professionals and other specialists! We’re referring to the valuable and mission critical IT equipment and assets that are deployed on-site; everything from workstations and servers, to peripherals and devices, to cables and connectors, and the list goes on.

Naturally, properly maintaining IT equipment and assets at all times is a top organizational priority. However, this requirement takes on an added significance – and more risk – during an office move, both from an asset protection point-of-view, and from an end user access point-of-view (as noted by, hell hath no fury like employees who can’t access their technology tools!).

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3 Tips for a Successful Summer Business Move

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2016 2:30:00 PM / by John Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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It’s well known that most homeowners aim to switch addresses during the summer. However, they aren’t the only ones doing some packing and labelling when the days are long – and usually hot and sticky, too. A substantial number of office relocations take place from June through September as well. 

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5 Reasons Office Furniture Installers Are Beneficial to Facility Managers

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by John Kiel posted in Office Furniture Installation

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As noted by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), facility management is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. 

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6 Tips to Make Your Office Relocation Efficient

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by John Kiel posted in Office Relocation

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As noted by SAP’s Digitalist magazine, some of the most common reasons for an office relocation include reducing costs, accessing new markets and attracting talent. 

However, while these goals are certainly worthwhile, the office relocation itself needs to be efficient, too. Otherwise, the process can be stressful and regrettable, and it will certainly cost more and take longer than it should. 

If you’re planning on an office relocation or are seriously considering the possibility, here are 6 tips to make your experience streamlined and successful: 

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