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How to Move Offices without your Business Suffering

Moving offices is more difficult than moving houses. If you have gone through the latter you know what it is like. Being experienced in any sort of moving is a big plus because you know how to approach to it. What is more, you are always prepared for the unexpected since you know that anything can go wrong at any moment. Moving houses, however, means relocating with your family. And moving your business means relocating all your employees along with the equipment and furniture. It is stressful because you are responsible for a lot more people and their families than just the other two or three members of your own family. For that reason, this is a moving that must be well-planned. All contacts with clients must be preserved and the work must keep going. Adding to it that the relocation should finish as soon as possible makes it clear that you need the help of professionals. If the DIY method is applicable for moving houses when moving your business you must hire a removals company if you do not wish your business to suffer.

First thing you should know is that logging off all servers and stopping the work for a little bit while is completely out of the question. No productivity means losing money. It is quite enough that productivity will be low and that it will cost you money to move your business along with the money spent on potential damages. That is why you cannot afford to stop your work even for a day. But don’t you worry. This can be avoided if you plan the moving several months before putting it into practice.

Being ahead of everything is essential. For that to happen you need to be updated with the latest information about removals companies and the process of moving. That you can do. What is important to remember is to update everyone else about your moving. Inform everybody: employees, clients, all your associates. You can assemble a meeting for the staff to tell them the news. As for your clients your personnel can help you upload the news on your site along with the new office address and all the necessary contacts.

It is not a bad idea to use a temporary server in order to keep the work going. Of course it will be even better if you could start the new server at your new office. But if that is not possible for the moment a temporary one should do it. In that train of thoughts, you could also ask your employees if they would mind working from home because if they do not that would really help maintaining your productivity. If that indeed happens many of them may need some of the office equipment and you will have to provide it to them. That is why you should consider storaging it. Like that, you can use whatever you need at any time during the moving.

Finally, thanks to the removals company you hired everything is safely transported to your new office. It is time you settled down and gave a staff orientation for your employees to get acquainted with the new office. What is next is a final update on your website about your new whereabouts. Make sure that all the information is up to date: address, e-mails, and phone numbers. Once you do that you are ready again to take up your casual activities and to continue working with your staff at your new office.

The article has been written on behalf of http://www.removalcompany.co.uk/page-storage.html

 

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Preparing for an Office Move

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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