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How to Plan to Move Your Business

How to Plan to Move Your Business

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

With a growing business, sometimes it is imperative to change directions. When it comes to significant changes, chaos can often ensue, and things can get stressful fast. One of the significant stressors of a growing business is moving it. 

Whether it be across town or in the country, moving your growing business to a new building can be a lot to handle, but with the proper plans in place, those stressors can be mitigated. 

Planning is an important phase in the moving process. There are so many moving parts, both figuratively and literally, and they can all impact your day-to-day business. Here are a few things to plan for during your business's next move.

 

Tips on Moving Your Business

1. Be Forward Thinking

More often than not, businesses wait way too long before they move. You may have waited too long If it is tough to find quiet meeting spaces or your employee's cubicles are getting smaller and smaller. By moving before space becomes a problem, it will be easier to transition to a new office.

When an office is too full, productivity goes out the window. Thinking ahead about your new location based on prior mistakes will help alleviate productivity deficiencies and maximize morale for your team. By building your new space out to fit the needs of your team and moving what you need from your old office over, you can ensure a positive move.

2. Communicate Well and Involve Your Core Team

Just like thinking forward is important, proactively communicating with your team about their needs for the new space is imperative. By involving your team in the moving process, not only are you giving them a say in the future of your company, but also you can better understand what works best and what doesn’t.

Understanding a team's needs will make sure that your move will go smoothly, as there will be less wasted time trying to figure out what needs to move to the new office.

Communication is also important when it comes to customer service. Sometimes moves take time and can create disruptions in business. By being transparent and communicating clearly with customers and stakeholders, you can garner understanding and grace. 

Most everyone has been through a move in their lifetime, and they understand the stress. However, if customers don't know ahead of time, they may lose trust due to a lack of transparency. Simply sending an email or posting something on social media can go a long way.

3. Build a To-Do List

This is a given. With so many moving parts, it is so important to have a to-do list with actionable items and due dates attached to them. You can even assign items to your team, splitting the burden up and making it easier on everyone.

It is a good idea to begin building out your to-do list as early as six months ahead of time. The more time you set aside to plan for your move, the better. Budgeting time and finances ahead of time will give your business time to absorb any extra costs that could come up. 

Your checklist should include all logistics of moving your business, such as:

  • Timeline of Move
  • Budget
  • Hiring Movers
  • Reviewing Lease Terms
  • Determining Additional Insurance Needs
  • Temporary Storage
  • Downtime

All of these things are factors that should be addressed with solutions in your checklist.

In addition to the above, it is important to keep your customers in the loop at all times. Make sure that your company’s Google Business profile is updated, as well as any other pieces of your online presence.

4. Hire a Moving Company

When it is finally time to begin organizing to pack things up for your move, it is important to know what is what. Building a detailed inventory with each room, item, and quantity noted will help ensure things get where they need to be. 

Fragile items should be packed carefully, and be sure not to skimp on packing supplies. A good quality moving company can help with this and is well worth the money.

Hiring a moving company will not only ensure that your office will be moved effectively but also without the stress of having to slow down your employee's productivity. Movers do this all the time. They are experienced and know exactly how to organize your move, while you handle the logistics of moving your team and letting the world know about your move.

We hope you found this quick guide helpful for planning your business’ next big move. If you are looking for a moving company with experience in the Asheville, NC, area, Appalachian Movers Transport has you covered. 

Our movers can transport you across town or the nation. We are fully insured and have a license in 48 states. We even have equipment for air rides and can carry up to 10,000 pounds of freight.

Contact us today for a free estimate for local or long-distance, residential or commercial moving!