Challenges of Moving a Business

northern california moving companyHunting for efficient & affordable business movers can be challenging.

Whether you’re running a five person business that’s looking to relocate across the city, or a 200 person operation moving hundreds of miles from Southern California to the Bay Area, you want to make sure that your move goes off without a hitch – i.e., stays on budget, on scope, and on deadline.

Prepare for moving day.

Make sure everyone on your team (who needs to know) gets the right information, at the right time, about the moving details. You may need to transport (and/or possibly destroy) files from your old place of business. Prepare for “post-moving” concerns as well — e.g. unpacking, office organization, changing listing directories, and making sure all employees know where things are located in the new space.

Create a Plan of Action.

Communication is key. Create a Plan of Action/Moving Guide, so everyone on the team know what needs to be done, when, and where. What are each of your employees responsible for? Floor plans, items getting moved, items getting thrown out, where everything will go in the new office, etc. The more detailed you are in the preparation process, the quicker everyone can get to work after the move.

Prepare to handle personnel issues.

For instance, let’s say five members of your all-star team plan to relocate. But when they arrive in the Bay Area to start work here, two of them quit for personal reasons (or because they just preferred where they used to live.) Even if the move is simple, prepare to face a variety of surprising challenges… and to take advantage of potentially beneficial changes.

Find excellent resources and people to help with the moving process.

As you know from running and managing a business, people are key. Yes, you can sometimes get solutions “outside the box.” But it’s always easier (and more cost effective) to hire or retain the services of great moving companies, than it is to “DIY.”

Cost-Effective Office Moving & Relocation

For help with your Bay Area business move, call Magic Moving & Storage today at (877)246-2442 for a free moving quote. We offer a logistical step-by-step approach to packing and moving planning, organizing, and office move implementation. We are happy to answer any questions you have about relocating your business, so contact us today!