Your business is relocating! Although it’s exciting, there’s no doubt it’s a Herculean affair. But don’t panic just yet. There are a few things you can do to make the process smoother and better prepare you and your employees for success. We’ve gathered five VIP steps to make the transition as effortless as possible

Plan ahead

The cardinal rule of moving your business is to plan ahead. It’s imperative that you create a detailed plan of action that covers everything from packing and transportation to setting up shop in your new office space. Take the time to identify key milestones and deadlines for each phase of the move, and communicate these with your employees so that everyone is on the same wavelength.

Communicate with your team

Moving your business can be a bit of a rollercoaster ride for your employees, so it’s vital that you keep them in the loop throughout the process. Keep them informed of what’s happening, and be available to answer any questions or concerns they may have. You’re more likely to get their buy-in and cooperation throughout the move if you involve your employees in the planning process and ask for their input on how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Create a budget

Moving your business can be an expensive affair, so it’s important to create a budget and stick to it. Consider all the costs associated with the move, including packing supplies, transportation, and any necessary upgrades to your new space. Be sure to factor in any unexpected expenses, and consider setting aside a contingency fund to cover any unforeseen costs that may arise.

Update your address

Last but not least, once you’ve moved your business, make sure to update your address with all relevant parties. This includes your clients, suppliers, and any government agencies that need to know your new location. It’s also crucial to update your online presence, including your website and social media profiles, to reflect your new address.

Consider a storage unit

You may find that you have more items than you have space for in your new office location. In this case, renting a storage unit can be an excellent solution. Storage units provide a secure space for your excess furniture and important business documents. Many businesses are choosing self storage for archival and cost-saving purposes. 

If you’re considering self storage for your business we have plenty of options available. 

Call us on 0118 957 1573 (Reading) or 01372 386 916 (Leatherhead), or visit our website to check out our business storage options!