Anytime a small business moves, a smooth, seamless transition is paramount to business operations. Businesses need to get up and running as quickly as possible and that starts with getting your ducks in a row, so to speak, before the move even begins.
Here are 4 things you should do to help you relocate your small business office quickly and efficiently:
Create a move timeline
If you have already found your new location for your small business, creating a timeline for your commercial move is the next immediate step. It’s important to make a plan for when each element of the moving process should be completed. For example, set a deadline for when you will need to have your internet/phone services, insurance policies, and permits updated by. In your timeline, you will also want to coordinate and schedule time for packing to ensure everything is ready to go on the big day.
Update your vendors
Keeping your office operations running smoothly during and after the move is vital. You won’t want any important office necessities missing once you are moved to your new office, so update your vendors ahead of time of your new billing and shipping address. It’s best to do this about 1-3 months prior to the relocation.
Successful commercial moves and business office moves require a trusted mover. You want professional service to make a smooth transition that keeps your business moving forward. Every business depends on its customers, financial data, and even trade secrets to be successful. We recommend working with a moving team that can manage all the details and all the logistics of your commercial move. Businesses need to get up and running as quickly as possible and that starts with a reliable moving quote based on your needs. Request quotes from a variety of moving companies and choose the one that best suits you and your small business.
Update your website and other marketing materials
About 1-2 weeks before your move, update your website, letterheads, and business cards with your new information. This may include any name changes, physical address changes, and phone number changes. This is imperative to keep past, current, and future clients aware of how to contact you.
Planning ahead is essential in small business moves and makes the end process significantly easier. If you’re a small business that is planning on relocating to or from Austin, TX, contact Austin Moving Forward. We can ensure your commercial move transition is smooth and seamless.