Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Considering Relocating Your Place of Business? - 101

There are many reasons for relocating part or all of your office or company. Perhaps your company has grown and needs more space, or the lease is going to expire and you are looking for a different environment, or moving to a completely different city or state. Relocating a business is much like relocating from a home. 

Local Movers, Long Distance Movers, Commercial Movers

Considering an office move is exciting, bringing a change of scenery, new location, and a renewed determination to improve business performance. Along with this fresh start, a commercial move, just as a home move brings to mind some challenges. Never fear, with careful planning and communication, Earl's Moving Company is there with you every step of the way. Moving local or a short distance may sound easier than a long distance move. In some ways it may be. However, everything still needs to be packed and loaded, so organization is a key to success. 

Begin thinking of a time frame. How soon would you like to move? Check the exit terms of your existing lease carefully. Also begin thinking about a moving budget. 

Some things to consider are:
  • Move in costs to a new office space 
  • Renovations if any are needed 
  • IT costs
  • Actual relocating costs
  • Downtime in business during the move 
The first step is to locate a new office space. When determining the future home of your business, whether local or long distance, consider your employees. Depending on the distance of the move, hopefully your most valuable employees will not be negatively impacted by a new drive, be able to commute, or even relocate if you are moving your office long distance. Communicate with them, sharing your desire to move and ask for their input to discover and possibly meet their needs. 

Decide what type and how much office space you would prefer; a move in ready building, or a place to renovate and customize.  This will determine the amount of time you need to allow before moving. A location that is already outfitted with everything needed; a server room, cables, sockets, etc. makes it easy to get moved and right back to work. A general contractor is almost a necessity for a completely empty space to ensure the office is adequately cabled with sufficient power outlets in the right locations and all the modifications are completed on time and on budget.

As you are touring possible buildings, look around at the surroundings. Notice parking conditions, housing if employees may be relocating, hotels for possible overnight guests, restaurants and even shopping. 

Office relocation is an exciting time, looking forward to new spaces, change of scenery and perhaps growth for your company. Bonded and insured, Earl's Moving Company is professional and experienced. Contact the friendly team for an affordable quote.

Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Earl's Moving Company, a Christian based company, was founded in 2008 by Earl Pike. Earl's strives to make moving as easy as possible so you can enjoy your new home. Raised in Alabaster, Earl enjoys moving people home with southern hospitality. Earl's Moving is available for residential and commercial moves in Alabaster, Auburn, Calera, Chelsea, Clanton, Helena, Hoover, Montevallo, Mountain Brook, Pelham, Prattville, Trussville, Tuscaloosa, and Vestavia Hills.

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