Relocating your home is one thing, but moving an entire business is another. Whether you’re running out of space or your company is ready for an upgrade, moving your business can be a time consuming and lengthy process. It is important for companies to plan carefully to make the moving process as rewarding and efficient as possible.
Although business relocation is hardly ever easy, these 5 steps can help companies get organized, and hopefully avoid all the chaos that can come along with such a large move.
Step 1: Create a timeline. Every member of the company should know when the move will be taking place and when they should start packing their belongings.
Step 2: Allocate resources accordingly. Here, you will want to know what is your budget and how much time do you have.
Step 3: Hire trustworthy and reputable movers. It is also recommended to hire cleaners 1-3 months in advance.
Step 4: Update vendors 1-3 months before your big move. You want them to be prepared for the change.
Step 5: Update your website and business cards 1-2 weeks before you move. You want to make sure your current and potential customers and clients are able to find you.
The above steps help you prioritize during your business relocation. However, it is recommended that companies follow a more comprehensive list of steps to prepare themselves for the move. Check out this infographic for a step by-step countdown leading to your move date.