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Preparing for an Office Move

14 Oct

When it comes to moving an office, a lot of planning must go into the move prior to the actual event. You must make sure that you have a facility that will meet all the standards required to run your business as it was ran before or better. Location is key in any move to make sure you are not moving to an area with less demand for your services. Also when moving you must take into consideration that where ever you are moving that your service providers actually carry services there otherwise you may lose the phone numbers that are already established for your company. You need to take into consideration as well as to whether or not your new location will be equally or more convenient for your previous customers.

Moving locations is always a risky thing to do. A lot of people are afraid of taking that risk with the possibility of losing customers, but don’t take the time to think of the possible growth they can gain with that move.  That is why you must really check into and research the area you are considering moving to and make sure there is a demand for your services there.

When moving you need to plan carefully and make sure that you have everything taken care of at the new location prior to the move. It is better to have a seamless transaction rather than getting there and nothing being done, because at that point you are in a bad spot with your business. The less downtime you have the better, because that will be less money you are losing if you make sure it your office is all set up ahead of time.

Too many times it has been seen that a company wasn’t ready for the move, and once they did they were in over their heads and it ended up costing them the company all together, as appose to just a small financial loss in the beginning.  So being prepared prior to the move is very important for the success of the move and of the business.

Make sure that you have all your ducks in a row beforehand. Research the location. Research the demands in that area for your service. Check and make sure with your phone providers that they service the area and if not whether or not you can transfer your number to a new provider.

Mark Gregory is writing on behalf of Capital Office Relocations, who provide storage services in and around the London area. Their services include Storage in North London and West London Storage

 

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One response to “Preparing for an Office Move

  1. Office Move

    October 17, 2011 at 1:42 am

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