Relocation Your Business – Tips For You!

Much like life, nothing in business is permanent; this includes the location of your business. You might be on the verge of moving your farm business closer to consumers to reduce traveling costs. You might be moving your firm to another part of the city for more exposure. 

Downsizing and moving to a cheaper space is also a great idea when you are slowly transitioning your business to entirely online. 

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There are so many reasons behind any move, but all relocation’s will have similar obstacles to overcome to prevent any downtime on your business processes. 

Moving

Investing in a professional moving company can be very expensive. The cost of moving will be much higher than if you conducted the move yourself. You might think that you won’t be able to get the correct vehicles; however, commercial truck rentals from the Flex Fleet will fit your bill and budget. 

This will take all of the hassle of finding a moving company and home professionals, and you will be able to transport your company assets safely and securely.

Contact information

Any contact details on your current merchandise, telephone directory, your website, and even Google Maps will need to be changed as soon as possible. Your brand new address will need to be registered on everything so that people can find you. 

This should be replaced only at the point of moving, you don’t want customers attending the incorrect address after you’ve moved only to find you no longer there. 

So ahead of time, make sure that you have the internet running to the new business premises or you have somebody set up and ready to change everything the moment you land in your new accommodation.

Announcement

It would be best if you alerted anyone relevant; your address is changing. This will include your staff, customers, partnerships, suppliers, and other companies. You will find that there will be different explanations owed to various parties. For example, letting firms and suppliers you work with know first, will be more beneficial for things like invoices and shipping. 

Customers still need to know because if they’re ordering directly from your business, the shipping and taxes for them will change. Keeping everyone aware of your location, the date of the move, and setting up a forwarding service will prevent miss mishaps like deliveries and customers turning up to your wrong address.

When it comes to relocating your business, there are only a few things that you need to keep in mind. Setting up a forwarding service that will ensure that you do not miss deliveries or any essential invoices. And remember to tie off any utilities and services that are currently serving your accommodation, so you won’t see a double charge. 

Planning the move well will help you to avoid common issues businesses are likely to suffer from during a move. Avoid a backlog of tasks by keeping it a simple to-do list, delegating where necessary, and holding firm to your timeline.

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Comments

  1. Tamra Phelps says

    Location is so important to a business that it would be scary to think about moving. But, it definitely becomes necessary sometimes, so this is good advice to start planning a move.

  2. Shannon Holmes says

    Relocation is really hard. I helped move our store (Staples) and set up the new store.

  3. Diane K. Brimmer says

    Location is a very important decision to make. It is hard to relocate even if just moving your residence to a new area, as you know Connie! Our business was selling Honey at markets! Even though it was a small business I had to lease spaces at the Farmer’s market 6 days a week. The set up and tear down every day and night was the hardest. Not an easy life by was very rewarding at the time. I really miss it. We still do some honey business but we no longer have the bees and the markets to do. My husband works with other BeeKeepers and is a mentor to them. We are compensated with a little honey. It keeps my husband busy and he still feels needed.

  4. Tamra Phelps says

    I would definitely move myself to save money. I’ve moved houses about seven times and never used a moving company, just family and friends pitching in.

  5. Dana Rodriguez says

    These are great tips. We own a painting business so a physical store is not needed. All the paper work is done at home and this team serves all of the midlands of SC. This is an awesome post full of tips if you have an actual shop or office.

  6. Our town center has become a place where many businesses give it a try. I wince when I see where some of the move, it is just out of the line of foot traffic. Some do relocate one street over, when they have figured out what they needed to do, some relocated to another end of town! It is still a big deal, and I’m amazed at how much time it takes, for instance an REI moved to another area nearby, but from the planning stage to execution was an entire year! They had a lot of notices about it, and the reasons, etc., so nobody wondered where they went, and were ready to open pretty fast. I never buy anything there, just look around, now I miss it being nearby.

  7. Kate Sarsfield says

    During the last recession a lot of Irish town centres were hit hard as businesses closed. Local councils lowered rents, rates etc. in an attempt to keep these businesses open & in many cases it worked. They’ve since increased rents again, the businesses have moved off the main street and taken their customers with them, lowering the footfall for others on the street.

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