Moving your business to another city can be a nerve-wracking and difficult task, and it’s made even harder if you’re doing it alone.
That doesn’t mean it’s not worth the struggles. You’ll save a ton of money and avoid any heartaches of broken equipment or furniture that seems inevitable these days when using a moving company.
To make the process easier, check out this guide on how to move your business across cities. You’ll see it’s not all that hard to pull off.
Before You Move: Make Sure You Have Everything Ready
The first thing you need before you begin your move is to have all your paperwork in order. Boring I know, but it has to be done.
This means making sure that all contact details, such as emails and telephone numbers for your business are up to date.
You’ll also want to make sure that you have access to the past three years worth of financial records for your business, as well as a copy of your inventory list and a current list of all employees.
Preparing Your Employees For The Move
The next thing you should do is prepare your employees for the move by sending out letters explaining everything that they need to know.
This includes their new salaries, work hours, where they should report to on moving day and who will be replacing them if necessary.
Sending these letters two weeks before moving day can give time for any questions or concerns from your staff to be addressed before moving day.
Let Customers Know You’re Moving
You should let your existing customers know you’re moving before you start packing up your offices.
Sending out emails, putting up signs, or holding a press conference are all viable options for letting them know.
Social media is another great way of letting new and old customers know you’re on the move.
Do The Moving Yourself
Moving all your equipment yourself can save you tens of thousands of dollars but at the same time be incredibly difficult. Still, it’s absolutely worth the consideration.
This rings true if you have heavy equipment needing to be transported. If this is your business, using affordable and reliable heavy-load transport solutions like Hovair Systems is a great option.
Movers typically get the permit required for the safety inspection of your items so you will want to make sure you have taken care of that.
No one is going to take better care of your items and equipment than you. Save yourself the nightmare of having to deal with broken furniture, equipment, etc, and attempt the move yourself.
Prepare Your New Office For Opening Day
The last step before opening day is making sure that everything from the old office made it to the new location safely and that everything is put into its proper place.
You’ll also want to make sure that any furniture or other equipment you ordered online has been delivered and set up correctly so you don’t waste a minute getting down to business when opening day rolls around.