Moving your business from one location to another is quite a massive project, even if you are experienced in logistics and those sorts of things. However, if you have a proper plan in place, this should make the process all the smoother – not to mention stress-free. Today, LeTip of Bergen County shares some advice on how to move your business without upending everything.
Decide on a timeline for the big move
Again, as SnapComms notes, planning is everything when it comes to projects that require a lot of time and effort. Before moving, deciding on a timeline as part of the planning process is something you need to do to ensure that you achieve your moving goals on time. As part of the process, you will need to estimate your packaging requirements, the resources needed to pack and move these objects, how much it will roughly cost, as well as make sure you have the resources on the other end to ensure the transition goes smoothly from one place to the next.
It’s also a good idea to check out your credit report to make sure there aren’t any surprises you’ll have to deal with when you’re already struggling with your move.
Of course, as far as moving a business goes, you can't just put an end to business abruptly as you move your business from one location to the next. In this case, a gradual move is probably best, as you get the moving process started with as few disruptions as possible. You could for instance start moving a lot of the furniture you no longer need urgently in the interim. Then you could start by setting up one workstation at a time in your new business premises until you eventually move everything over.
Communicate your intentions
Certainly, you can expect some delays in the moving process, some of which may be out of your control. In this case, Spread Group points out that it’s a good idea to communicate your intentions to your clients beforehand so that should something unforeseen happen, and a delay occurs, your clients will know the reasoning behind this and will likely be more empathetic to your situation. Equally as important is to have a backup plan in place should everything not go according to plan to reassure your clients that their work will remain a top priority at all times.
Furthermore, as far as communicating your intentions of moving goes, you could also make an announcement on social media to the general public as well as update your website to reflect your new location address. And don’t forget about staple marketing strategies that get the word out about your business’s arrival in your new community.
Hire the right movers
Seeing as time is money in the business world, you'll want to hire movers that are on the ball when it comes to moving on time and within budget. Certainly, they will also need to be trustworthy and reliable too, so make sure to do diligent research beforehand before choosing just any moving company that may delay the process unnecessarily. You can get a good idea of who does a good job simply by looking at online reviews and of course by heeding advice from friends and family.
Registering your business in a new place
Not only will you have to consider the logistical planning that goes with moving your business to a new state, but you will also need to consider the new registration requirements that come with it. If you are unsure of the legal requirements regarding filing your business in a new state, a formation service can assist you with this while you get on with the moving process. Additionally, formation services are often cheaper than going the lawyer route when filing your LLC or corporation in a new place. Then there's also the option of doing it yourself, should you want to familiarize yourself with the filing and registration process.
In conclusion, moving your business may be something that you have no way around. Therefore, planning well in advance – including creating a timeline, hiring the right movers, and forming your business at the new location – could be the determining factor between a move that goes well and one that doesn't. So, rather than starting off poorly, put your best foot forward in terms of planning extensively for your move to ensure that it's a seamless success.
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