Inarguably, one of the most crucial things to consider prior to moving your office location is the space that is required. This is a decision that should require a significant amount of time and dedication, as too little space can disrupt workflow, productivity and employee satisfaction. Too much space can result in large monthly bills that don’t coincide with your budget. So, it’s important to spend a lot of time determining just how much space you need. Create a floor plan; take measurements of your current office; count the number of employees that’ll be relocating; record the measurements of individual workspaces and think about your business goals for the next 5 years. Put all of this information together in an equation and determine a square footage that works, not only for right now but for any plans or goals you have for the near-future.
Depending on the type of business you run, you may need to consider the resources that are available when you move to a new building. Most businesses require strong, reliable internet services and relocating to a remote area could cause some discrepancies.
It’s also important to consider non-essential resources that you need, such as access to parking, full kitchen, conference rooms, access to public transportation, etc.
If you are relocating your business from home to a commercial location, you will be required to secure certain permits to operate legally within your city. The permit requirements do change per city, state, and country so we recommend speaking with an individual from your city to determine which ones you’ll need for your business relocation.
One factor every business should consider prior to relocating is the timing in which they plan on doing so. You can save a significant amount of money if you move your office outside of peak season, which is typically the spring and summer months. Add in the fact that when you hire Bekins Moving Solutions you don’t even have to worry about the traffic, weather or other less-than-ideal situations, as they handle the loading, unloading, and transportation of your items.
Lastly, the cost is a huge factor that needs to be considered. However, this goes beyond the expected leasing price, monthly internet bills and electricity charges.
Depending on where you to choose to relocate your business to, there may be additional fees for parking, renovation costs, signage, repairs, etc. So, it’s important to consider all possible costs – expected and unexpected – to ensure you find a new office that is accommodating for both your business and your budget.
Bekins Moving Solutions is an affordable option that will relocate your business without surpassing your budget – and they do all the hard work for you in a timely manner to ensure limited disruption to your business during the move.