Two of the focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. As your business grows, it’s important to know when to move in order to better run your operations. It’s important to execute the move in the most efficient way possible. The following contributed post is entitled, Major Moves.
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Your small business is growing. What started as a solo effort has expanded and you’re desperately in need of more office space and more people to help take your company to the next level.
It’s time to upsize and commit to a bigger office. Moving day can be tough going, so we take a look at the process from start to finish and more importantly we take a look at how to reduce your downtime in this guide to office moves.
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Preparation is key so begin the process early. If you already have a small team then perhaps consider appointing a move manager to take care of the move details while you focus on keeping the business flowing. They will need to appoint someone to take care of the social media and website details, liaise with the moving company and handle the utilities. They’ll also need to make decisions on layout.
Before all that though, why not take advantage of the move by having an office clear out. It’s the perfect excuse for slimming down the amount of filing and paperwork you need to take with you and will make moving in an awful lot easier. Get a skip outside with http://www.budgetbinhire.com.au/ and begin the big clear out.
Now you’re ready to go. Have your move manager tell the utilities companies when you’re leaving the building and have your staff clearly label their desks, computers, office furniture and so on.
On The Day
Send your move manager to the new office early to mark up where desk, chairs and office furniture are to be placed. They will also need a paper plan to give to the moving crew.
If some of your team are able to work remotely, have them do that while the move takes place.
Your move manager should do a final reading of utilities, before they leave the old office and have arranged for the network, electricity and so on to be up and running on arrival at the new office. As soon as you’re unpacked, have your IT company in to connect you all up.
Don’t forget to update your social media platforms and your website with news of your move and double check that any email footers, letterheads and so on feature the correct new address. You may want to have your post redirected for a few weeks to allow for any crossover in the post.
With a clear and logical set order and plenty of preparation, your move shouldn’t be a stressful experience.
Have everyone in your team up to speed with the process and any staff not essential to the move working remotely. Keep the business going by redirecting phone lines. Get your layout organised ahead of time with a trip to the new space and make sure your removals company understands where all the desks and chairs are going. Then your business has the space to grow, to take on more staff and reach new heights.