The upscaling process is finally complete and now it’s time to relocate your business. This means preparing everything for your new location—from the office space itself to the equipment, furniture, and signs.
Find out how you can minimize disruptions during a business relocation to avoid losing important productivity on the big day of your move.
What You Need to Have in Place
Create a Timeline
Moving business locations is a big deal and can get complicated without a solid plan in place. This is where having a timeline can save you some major headaches.
Moving day will be much smoother if you have everything prepared beforehand. This way, you won’t waste your valuable time when you could be working.
Make a Staggered Move
The next step would be to make a staggering move (temporarily maintaining both business spaces). This will help keep productivity high during this process as staff members won’t have to take as much time off from work.
Communicate Everything Effectively
A crucial step is communicating effectively with all employees, customers, and suppliers about relocating the business. You want them to know when your company will be closed for its final day of operation at one location and open at the other.
Order Extra Inventory
During this planning process, you should also order extra inventory or supplies, if necessary, in advance, so you don’t have to worry about running out at the most inconvenient moment possible on move-out day.
Hire a Reputable Local Moving Company
Finally, hire a reputable local moving company to assist in your move. You want to ensure that the moving company has plenty of experience in relocating businesses, as you’ll need a service that can keep up with the demands of this hectic day.
Plan Ahead When Switching to an LLC
If you’re moving to a different state, you want to ensure you plan to register your LLC in your new state well ahead of time.
Rather than hire an expensive lawyer, consider doing it yourself or hiring an LLC formation service. This will save you money and ensure a hassle-free process. Please note that every state is different regarding LLC laws, so be sure to research the LLC laws of the state you’re moving to. This will help you prepare your business to ensure it is compliant.
Just like moving a household, moving a business is a major undertaking. Use the tips above to ensure you move your company with as little disruption as possible.
Christopher Haymon has learned the value of saving and budgeting the hard way. He created Adulting Digest to help others who need help navigating the world of adult finances.