When planning to move your business, it’s important you take time to consider if the move is the right thing for the business. There is a lot to think about when preparing to move your business, and if you don’t plan carefully you could find the move to be very stressful and it could even result in a loss of employees or clients.
Here are our top three essential points to consider when moving your business.
The first thing you will need to consider is, of course, the location of your new premises. You’ll need to make sure that the location is convenient for your existing employees and clients. It’s also important that the location is in close proximity to convenient parking and public transport links for staff, clients, customers and visitors.
It’s also important that you make sure the location makes sense for your business. It might seem like common sense, but some businesses struggle with choosing the right new location for their business. For instance, if your business requires retail space, it’s best to be in an area that allows for plenty of foot traffic – typically in an area near other retail businesses.
2. Future Growth
When deciding on moving your business, you’ll need to take future growth into consideration.
Very few businesses operate without the intent of growing more successful or expanding in the future. For this reason it is wise to make sure that the area you choose allows for further expansion.
Does the office space allow for more people joining the team, more stock, or larger meeting areas for a growing list of clients? If not, does the office building have other, larger premises you can expand into when the time comes without having to plan another large move?
It’s important to think ahead when making big decisions for your business, and making sure your new location will allow for growth and will help ensure you can see your business prosper for many years without having to disrupt everyone with another move.
The logistics of moving a business is often more stressful than moving house because you have so much more to juggle and keep running in the meantime.
You’ll need to make sure you can still offer some level of service to your clients, so it’s important that you have an action plan in place that allows you to still have access to a phone and emails.
You’ll also need to figure out the best way to conduct the move. It’s best to work with a trusted removals company experienced in the process of moving businesses. It is vital to ensure that the business removal company have your equipment and property insured to the correct levels.
This includes sufficient public liability insurance for people and property in your existing and new business premises, in addition 'Goods in Transit' insurance should certainly be set to cover any financial loss in the unlikely event of damage to expensive equipment being moved between the two property locations.
Move and Store are experienced business removal operatives and have moved many businesses in Bristol and the South West, we have the know how to provide your business with a smooth business move. Contact us today to find out how we can help successfully move your business to a new location.