As with many ventures in life there are myths and realities around moving your own business. While it is true that you could move your own business, it is an undertaking that is very detailed and that asks for experience and dedication. If you are trying to simultaneously run and manage your business, both projects are liable to suffer. In this post I want to discuss a few myths about moving a business.
We here at Get Your Move On have been doing commercial moves for quite a while now. You could say we’re seasoned pros at it by now. In fact, Roger, our VP, has been in the industry over 35 years. We have a method for doing commercial moves which has proven very effective and which leaves our clients happy in their new offices or manufacturing facilities. In this post, I want to talk about how we do commercial moves. In particular, I will discuss these topics:
Moves are hard. There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of – no pun intended. Business moves may be even harder than other sorts. There are many more people and personalities to work with, there is all sorts of equipment and furniture to move, not to mention the files you have to take care of. In the meantime, you may land that huge client that requires all of your time, day and night, leaving you little time to organize, pack, and move before your lease expires. This post will discuss how to make your next business move as low-impact as possible, considering the following topics:
Some people like to do everything themselves. Whether it’s plumbing, auto repair, carpentry, or electrical work, they enjoy learning, sometimes the hard way, how to do just about anything. There are times in life where even the most active do-it-yourself-er has to know when to bring in a professional. When it’s essential the job is done right the first time, a DIY approach is never best. I think it’s that way with moving, particularly moving a business. There are simply too many moving parts to try to do it all yourself.
When it comes time to move your business into a new space, it’s vital that the project be managed by professionals to make sure that no stone is left unturned. The last thing you need is to open the doors on your new offices and find that you don’t know where the files are or discover that the servers have been mishandled and your IT team is seeking to replace them. You can avoid all of that by hiring a mover that pays attention to details. This post will cover a few aspects of project management in a commercial move:
From time to time, we find that our business has outgrown its physical confines and we need to move. However, there’s so much to consider. We have to move all of the personal effects, technical equipment, art, and furniture that go into making a business run. This post will look at a few areas regarding moving your business.
Storage is often what you need while you revamp your space. Perhaps you are able to get a lease on the larger space next door and need to store items while the walls are removed and the two spaces are integrated. Make sure that your storage space provider is good about labeling and keeping an inventory list of your items. You may need to retrieve items gradually and so it all must be carefully monitored so you are sure you get what you want in a timely and efficient manner.