Relocation Tips Every Business Should Know

by Dusty Rhodes on Mar 27, 2017  in 
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There are many things that have to be done when you own a business. Money management, client meetings, personal/staff meetings, technology training, etc. are just some of the key aspects that must be taken care of. As with many other things, the scope and expectations of a business may change. With that said, it’s possible that a location change may be in the cards for the company as well. If you have a business that is about to or is in the process of relocating to a new address, SMARTBOX invites you to read the need-to-know tips below that will make your move as easy and stress-free as possible.   

Donate/Sale What You Don’t Need- Try to lay everything out so you can go through and organize everything as a Keep It or Donate It item. This will allow you to donate or sale anything that you know you are not going to need or use anymore. Once this process is complete, you should be able to breathe a little easier knowing that your packing and storing process just got somewhat easier.

The Administrative Information- Make sure to take care of any administrative needs that are involved with your relocation, preferably sooner rather than later. Update your website with the relocation information, call customers, and send out emails. Make sure that you do everything in your power to inform your clients or customers of your planned move. Also, ask them to tell everyone they know as well that your company is moving. Word of mouth is very powerful. It often times can increase your business.

Hire a Moving Company- There are several moving companies that offer corporate relocation assistance as part of their service packages. If you choose this path, make sure that the companies you are considering are versatile, affordable, and have the ability to operate on your time frame. One of the most valuable things that some moving companies offer is packing and transportation assistance as part of their packages. At the end of the day, you want to partner with someone who will be able to meet your specific needs, while making sure that your goals and aspirations remain their top priority.

Be Easy with the Electronics- We live in a very technology driven society; so needless to say, the success of many businesses is sometimes directly dependent on the quality of electronics and electronical equipment that help to run any business. When you relocate to your new address, you have to make sure that all of this equipment remains protected. In order to do this, wrap computers and electronics in blankets with tape. It is also important to remember to never stack computers, scanners, or printers on top of any other items. Also, if you wish to back up and protect your data, buy a removable hard drive or use an online service.

Get Insurance- It is always important to get insurance when you are making a move, especially when it involves your professional livelihood. As with transportation and packing assistance, many companies will offer insurance as part of their services. This will help give you comfort, knowing that if something goes wrong, you will be covered.

Many companies and organizations have stood the test of time, and many of them have done this by changing locations. We hope that the above information is of assistance to you. If you would like more information about SMARTBOX, please contact us today at 1-877-627-8269.

Dusty Rhodes