Top Tips for Relocating your Office
There are a lot of things to consider when relocating your business, but there are many ways to ensure the move is a profitable and successful venture for your company. We've put together these top tips to guide you through the initial relocation planning stages:
Be clear about WHY you are moving
Before you can make any plans about relocating your business, you need to be clear about why you are moving. Being clear about your reasons for the move will help you define your requirements for the new office and will make sure the money that you spend moving office will be worth your while. If you are moving to cut costs, make sure you are clear about what office rent would be affordable to you before you set off on your search for space. If you are moving because you need more space, you will need to accurately calculate the amount of square feet you need in the new office. It may sound tedious to be doing so much planning before you've even stepped foot to view a potential new office, but the planning you do in the early stages will reap many benefits when you eventually move and throughout the duration of your tenancy.
Define your requirements
Make a list of all the things that are important to you in the new office. Top-level things such as location, facilities and office rent are, of course, important, but also consider less obvious things such as security, neighbouring facilities and the energy efficiency of the building. All these factors will ensure you secure the most appropriate space for your needs, and ensure your relocation has a profitable and successful outcome for your business.
Future-proof your move
One of the key things to consider when looking at potential new office space, is to make sure the space is going to be sufficient for your future needs as well as current ones. Most businesses experience some sort of growth throughout their tenancy, and depending on how long you are planning to stay in the space, you should consider whether there is ample room to take on additional staff or to make any adjustments to the space to give you the additional facilities and the space you need to grow.
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