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Moving your business is a serious undertaking. If you aren’t careful, a move could disrupt your business along with your cash flow. This is true whether your business is a home-based operation or a brick-and-mortar retail store.
So don’t make the decision to move your business lightly. Instead, carefully consider your options. Then, just as carefully, plan your move.
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1. Hire a Professional Moving Company
You’ll thank yourself later if you hire a professional moving company to help you with your move. They will provide you with all the materials and equipment you’ll need.
For instance, do you really want to scrounge behind local stores and pull boxes out of their trash bins?
Instead, turn to a professional moving company. They will provide you with moving boxes, tape, packing materials, and so on. This will make the job of organizing and packing your company’s files, products, and other items much easier. Then, when it comes to the actual move, they will send experienced personnel who will work deftly and swiftly to make your company’s moving day go smoothly.
2. Price the Move
One of the most important you can do when moving is to budget each and every expenditure. To this end, download a moving cost calculator. This way, you can see how much your move will cost. Based on what you see, you can more easily make sound decisions about your moving expenses.
3. Get Acquainted with Your New Location
Getting acquainted with your new location before moving is especially important if your company has a physical storefront. For example, what are the other businesses that are located nearby? Are there any competitors? Will you be able to find ways to work with the other business owners collaboratively, or at least cooperatively?
If the company you’re moving is a home-based business, does your business fit in with the neighborhood? Is there a homeowners association whose rules you’ll need to abide by?
Also, regardless of the type of business you own, be sure to look into applicable licensing and zoning laws before moving.
4. Find Out What Your Expenses Will Be After Moving
Before moving your business to a new location, find out as much as you can about what your new operating expenses will be. Look into electricity, water, and Internet charges, for starters.
5. Decide What to Take with You
As you’re packing in preparation for moving day, decide what you need to take with you and what you can leave behind. Taking unnecessary items with you will only increase your expenses. Additionally, they will add stress to your moving day and the days that follow. Don’t forget that you can donate useful items to family and charities. Also, be sure to recycle as many other items as possible.
When you’re planning to move your business, consider your options carefully and plan your move accordingly.