When you started your business, you probably didn’t give a lot of thought to what you would need to do to relocate. If your business is grown or you want to move it to another town, however, it’s helpful to understand how to make that process go well.
1. Make a Checklist
Relocation involves a lot of little tasks, and some have to be completed before others. For example, before you pack up your computers, you need to back up your data so that you don’t lose any information in the move. Putting every step of the process in writing helps you manage your move better.
2. Hire Professionals
Moving is a lot of work, and you don’t have to do it all yourself. You may need to hire multiple teams to get the best service. There are movers who specialize in specific tasks, including everything from industrial equipment relocation to electronic packing and moving.
3. Purchase Insurance
As with any undertaking, you want to make sure that you are properly protected during your move. Another benefit of hiring a professional moving company is that they are required to have workers compensation insurance for their employees so that you are covered if the movers are injured on the job. If, however, your team is doing some of the work themselves, you want to verify that your policy covers anything that could happen.
4. Update Marketing
You want your customers to know how to find you in your new location. Give them a heads up as early as possible. Once your move is complete, update your website, ads, business cards and external listings to reflect your new contact information.
Moving your business to a new location is necessary when you’ve outgrown the old one. These tips can help you make the transition go more smoothly.