by Luke Murray, Council of Neighbors
Moving your company without putting a dent in your productivity may seem like an impossible feat. However, it is more than possible to achieve this if there are systems in place that can keep things operational while you focus on moving things along – no pun intended.
It’s helpful to have a plan in your mind before the process begins to visualize what preparations are necessary. Writing your plan down or documenting it for everyone to view is essential, too, so that everyone knows what’s expected of them and they can tailor their work schedules to accommodate the productivity gap that’s about to take place.
Whether it’s moving house or moving your company, this presents an opportunity to take stock of what you have and let go of what you don’t need anymore. This process of taking a physical inventory of your current assets in terms of furniture, equipment, stationery, etc., may spark the idea of replacing some older items with newer models that function better. You may even choose to store some of your bulkier office equipment and furniture until you can figure out a place for these.
Itemizing everything you own that you want to keep in the transfer process will ensure that nothing goes missing down the line. A simple Excel spreadsheet or a moving checklist (if you want to be really fancy) should do the trick to help you keep track of it all in the hustle and bustle of the moving process.
Since the time spent away from work will mean a dip in productivity and, therefore, money coming in, it’s vital to make sure you make provisions for this by outlining a timeline by which the moving process should be completed. Ensuring there are no significant time lapses at any stage in the moving process will help prevent any major stalls in productivity. At the same time, your business can keep running like a well-oiled machine.
Being that your business will be in a new location, it makes sense to think ahead and update your marketing material to take these new changes into account. For example, you may want to update your business card by building your business card design with this new information, starting with a premade template. You can save valuable time here as you won’t have to redesign your business card from scratch; all you need to do is select a template and add any images, colors, font, and text you want inserted to have it completed before you know it.
Taking care of the most important details when moving your company
If you are relocating your business to a new state, it’s important to remember that you may have to deregister, merge or converge your LLC or corporation in the new state as per your new state’s legislation. If this sounds like a task you’d rather leave to the experts, a formation service is an excellent option to go with, as they have the knowledge and expertise to comply with these new regulations.
Finding a moving company that will move your business from one place to another safely and timeously is vital. However, there are very few moving companies that can execute a move like this with the finesse required apart from Move-Tastic! – the experts in packing, storing, and moving items locally and even interstate. Move-Tastic! is your one-stop shop to ensure there are as few interruptions to your workday as possible.