Business Relocation

Written by Linda Alexander
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Business relocation can be even more stressful than switching your place of residence. You must coordinate the rooms of your employees, plan for telecom relocation, and oversee all the packing and shipping requirements of your office furniture and supplies. At the same time, you have to keep your business running so your company does not lose money during the move.

Fortunately, there is help available. Relocation services can help you coordinate your office move from start to finish. You can get quotes on moving services or hire a consultant to act as project manager. If you are concerned about setting up your technology in the new location, such as the telephone system, computer networks, fax machines and copiers, you can hire a consultant for this as well.

Familiarity with a New Location

It is best to become as familiar with the new location as possible before moving. Measure all of the rooms and decide in advance the general placement of office furniture and plants. For example, let the movers know that your sofa belongs in the reception area, while employee X's office furniture belongs in the new office labeled "A."

The less time your move takes, the less money you will lose from lack of productivity. If you can keep your business closed for a minimum of time while you move, it will be smoother. Some offices like to take their time and move one department at a time, in order to keep operations running. However, this can complicate things unless you have a solid and detailed plan.


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