3 Missteps To Avoid When Relocating Your BusinessPosted By: herlihywp Comments: 0 Categories: Office Moving
It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs and other decision-makers to feel conflicted about moving a business. On the one hand, the current facility cannot accommodate the company’s existing and future needs. On the other hand, relocating can result in downtime and unforeseen challenges if you are not careful.
But moving a business does not necessarily have to involve unnecessary disruption. By enlisting an experienced moving company‘s services and avoiding common missteps, business leaders can secure a more productive space without suffering setbacks.
If you need to move your operation, knowing how to avoid moving blunders can result in a seamless transition.
Here are some mistakes to avoid when relocating your business.
1. Failing to Plan a Business Move Well in a Timely Fashion
Business professionals sometimes want to shorten the moving process to minimize perceived downtime. These actions can prove counterproductive to the moving process and make it longer or result in losses.
For example, the thought of investing work-hours into organizing assets and creating timelines can make decision-makers procrastinate about hiring a moving company. By kicking the can down the road on third-party scheduling professionals, the relocation timeline can be dictated by the mover’s availability. Rather than schedule Friday night packing, for example, and a weekend move, the company could be looking at a workweek shutdown and lost productivity. Once someone decides to relocate a business, one of the first calls should be a top-tier moving company.
2: Failing to Deliver Effective Relocation Messaging
Communicating with your stakeholders and customers that your business is relocating is essential. Your company should thoroughly consider who needs to know and how to get the message out.
Customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders need repetitive prior messaging to engrain the relocation’s relocation’s place and date. Things like email, refrigerator magnets, cards, discount coupons, and anything you can put in customers’ hands before moving will minimize disruption and revenue loss.
Use email and direct mail to tell clients about your new location and your moving date. Craft your communication positively — you want to unveil your new plans and not simply communicate a change of address. Emphasize your new location’s benefits from your customer’s perspective, such as increased parking, better accessibility, and increased capability to serve them better. You could also indicate how the move positions your company for future growth.
3: Trying to Save Money by Hiring the Cheapest Mover
The adage that you get what you pay for holds in the moving industry. Professional movers typically own their trucks, maintain an experienced staff, and come to the table fully insured. By contrast, there are others out there that are not as reputable.
Always work with experienced, trustworthy movers who have their own trucks, equipment and maintain a qualified team. Confirm your moving company has an excellent Better Business Bureau rating and outstanding customer reviews.
Relocate With the Best
If you are planning your company relocation, contact us for a quote. Our moving team has considerable experience planning office and commercial moves. Everything from small offices to large corporations, at Herlihy, we have the expertise to coordinate an efficient relocation. We understand that time is money and that you need to keep your business’ downtime to a minimum. We offer flexible services to get your company to its new location seamlessly.