Relocating the premises of a business is a lot more complicated than changing homes or neighborhoods. This is due to the fact that a business usually has more assets and more personnel involved than a household. A typical home may only have three to four individuals, with a few assets like furniture and electronic devices that can easily fit into one moving truck. A serious business might have hundreds of employees and truckloads of property that must be moved safely. The safe moving of such property will fall into the hands of the business management which will be tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that everything runs smoothly.
The following are some tips and suggestions that will make the whole business move smooth and orderly, something that all business owners crave:
1) Inform employees and make sure that they get involved in the whole process
The first thing you should do is to make sure that everyone in the business knows of the intended move. This will help you greatly as you can then involve your employees into planning the move and doing the actual packing and moving. This is moving made easy without all the work being handled by one or two people. For instance, you might decide that each employee will be responsible for their cubicle or work station. This will make everything easier as each employee will be responsible for their own work tools and equipment.
This is only to be done in businesses which have a highly cohesive team of employees who can work and coordinate their efforts together. Using this approach with a business full of employees working on their own will only lead to disaster.
2) Make a list of tasks and objectives to be done and delegate the tasks
In addition to making each employee responsible for their workstations, it would be prudent to take the time to come up with a moving inventory list. You should also have a list of tasks and objectives that need to be done before the business can begin moving. These tasks can then be delegated to some of the more responsible employees in the business. You should not have to suffer sleepless nights alone. You can delegate the heartache and the responsibility to other members of your team.
3) Contact service providers and give them notice of your intended move
It will be wise of you to contact your utility service providers and inform them of your intended move. This will go a long way in preventing the trouble that comes with having to deal with phone companies, electricity companies and water companies. By giving them notice in advance, you will save your business a lot of time when it comes to setting up in the new location. Delays that could hamper and pour cold water on your profit projections will be avoided.
4) Inform customers of the intended move on time
It is also important to ensure that all your customers have been notified of the intended move, so as to avoid any confusion among your loyal clientele.