Moving your business to a new location? That’s a big decision that will affect your customer base and overall operations. Obviously, some small businesses, once they find their footing, expand to the city. So, new locations can mean many things—new opportunities, new customers and of course, better profits. So, here are several extremely useful tips you should heed when you relocate business:
Call in the Professionals
When you relocate your office, don’t rely on your employees to pack equipment and transport them to the new location. You will need a professional removalist to do all this. The professionals will be able to neatly transport all your items without causing damage or worse. They will also know how to transport most efficiently. So, don’t be miserly about hiring professional movers.
Don’t forget to update your old address with the new one on all your websites, listings, documents and on Google Maps. Issue a notice online and in print that you have moved to a new place. Keep this announcement in place at least up to three months until all your returning customers know where you are now. You should also share this announcement around the web using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
Clean the New Place First
Before you call in the removalist to move all your things to the new place, you need to have it cleaned and scrubbed down. If you have redecorated the new office upon purchase, there will be construction debris cluttering the place. If you have purchased an old office and not done any interior decorating, there still will be dust and trash left around by previous owners. Needless to say, you will have to call in professional cleaners to have the place looking shiny and new before you move in your things.
Let the Neighborhood Know
Now that you are at a new location, let the customers in the area know that you are doing business there, too. Hold a live event, such as a music concert or a free giveaway, to attract attention. Make sure that you do not disturb neighboring businesses or residents in the process. When you move into a new neighborhood, the first rule is to respect the neighbors until you get to know them better.
Sort out Legal Matters
If you are moving your business to a new jurisdiction, like a new state or a city, there will be certain legal matters that needs taken care of. For example, different states may require local registration numbers for businesses. Tax laws can also be different. So, call your lawyer and get these things sorted out as soon as possible.
As soon as you heed the above tips, relocating your business will go without a hitch.