Four Rules of a Business Relocation
At some stage in the lifecycle of a business, comes the need to relocate. A business relocation might, at first, seem like a mammoth task, but provided the business relocation is properly researched, planned and executed properly the benefits of a new location can be enormous.
By following these four rules of a business relocation, you will be best placed to plan, manage and execute a smooth business relocation.
1. Make Decisions
Think about the Where? What? & Why? By defining your reasons behind the need to relocate the business, you will be able to make important decisions about your new office space; the size, location, cost and office facilities.
2. Plan Ahead
It's never too early to start planning ahead for a business relocation. Anyone who's ever moved house before knows that a relocation can be stressful. So moving a business multiplies the stress because of the need to keep the business fully operational throughout the move. Depending on the size of your business, 9-18 months in advance of your lease expiry is considered a good time to begin the planning. Use the full range of Checklists, Guides and Tools available on HelpMovingOffice to help you organise every aspect of your business relocation from start to finish.
3. Appoint Professionals
In any business relocation project, it makes sense to get the right advice and support from professionals who help many other companies move office on a daily basis. These professionals include a Property Agent - to secure the right office space, Property Solicitor - to confirm the office lease represents your best interests, Office Fit-Out Company - to create the right environment for your company to perform effectively and an Office Removals Company - to ensure your move day is seamless and without disruption.
As with any major change or re-organisation, communication should be at the heart of every new direction your business takes. Getting buy in and agreement from key decision makers within the business, communicating the business move to staff, clients, suppliers and other organisations - there's a whole host of people to keep in the loop and update as your office move progresses. Effective communication will ensure staff are well motivated, morale is maintained and your clients support you throughout the process.
There's more "Golden Rules" to moving a business, and they're all contained in the invaluable Golden Rules to Moving Office - download it now for free to ensure your business has a seamless and effective transition to the new location.
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