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If you’re reaching the stage in your business where you need to move to a new office or warehouse, it’s important you consider absolutely every eventuality in order for it to be successful. Often people can get carried away with the excitement of a move, causing them to make small mistakes that could be detrimental in the future. With that in mind, here are 6 things you need to consider to ensure a successful office move:
One of the first things you need to do is create a budget for your move. Researching the prices for every single aspect and putting them into a structured budget is the best way to ensure you can cover each and every cost. Consider how much it costs to hire removal men, how much additional furniture will cost and how much you could potentially lose due to downtime. For a guide to budgeting as a business, you can visit this site here.
If you have a lot of equipment and furniture to move then you may want to consider hiring a removal van, especially if you think you’re going to need a couple of journeys to transport everything. Whilst it can be an expensive way to move, you’ll end up saving more when it comes to petrol costs (and you’ll ensure everything is kept safe and doesn’t get damaged during the move). If you’re worried about heavy lifting, you can also hire a removal team to help. For more information on hiring a van, you can visit Jayde Transport.
Whilst you can move over the weekend to save on downtime, often it’s easier and cheaper to move during the week. Make sure you’re planning ahead and working out whether or not you can arrange cover in a remote location, or if you’ll have to close your business for the entire day. If that’s the case, be sure to give your customers enough notice.
If you have a lot of equipment and furniture to move, you may want to consider asking your staff members to help you out with the move. Whilst you may not get a lot of interest, you can be sure there will be a couple of people willing to help in return for a day off.
If you’re moving to a new office to accommodate your growing team, ensuring you have enough furniture for everyone should be a vital part of your move. For some businesses, ordering new furniture for everyone is the best way to ensure the office is consistent and well-designed. For tips and tricks on designing your office space, you can visit this handy guide here.
When you move to your new office you need to ensure everything is safe for both you and your employees. This means checking the security measures, looking into the building utilities and carrying out the necessary health and safety checks and risk assessments.
Are you thinking of moving to a new business premises? What do you need to consider beforehand? How will you prepare in advance? Let me know in the comments section below.