How to move offices with minimal disruptions to yo...

How to move offices with minimal disruptions to your business

Things have been going well for your business, and it’s time to consider expanding! This means your old office has served its purpose, but now you have to find a bigger one to accommodate the new employees you’re hiring.

Moving offices can be stressful, and there’s one key thing to worry about; disruptions. As the business owner, you want to limit these as much as possible, or else your company can suffer. In an ideal world, you want a quick and easy move that takes as little time as possible and doesn’t interrupt your workflow. So, here’s how to achieve that:

Move On The Weekend

Does it make sense to move offices during the week? No, of course not. You work during the week, so moving will mean you aren’t doing work. For a small business, all it takes is a few days of no action to really set the cat amongst the pigeons. You could have clients calling you and leaving disgruntled messages; all your organisation gets thrown out the window. But, if you move on the weekend, you can get the majority of the moving done when no work is being missed. You’ll start the next week in your new office, and it will be like nothing has changed!

Contact A Removal Company

What’s one of the main things you do when moving house? You get in touch with a removal company to help transfer everything from place to place. So, why don’t you do the same here? There are companies like Grange Office Removals that provide commercial removal services for businesses like yours. This allows you to pass the responsibility over to someone else, and enjoy a quicker move. While it could take you several trips back and forth to move everything across it can take them one because movers have massive trucks. You will save so much time, which ensures the move can be completed in just one weekend.

Update Your Contact Information

Moving offices means your business will now have a new address, and possibly a new phone number too. As a consequence, you need to make sure that everyone is aware of this change. Otherwise, potential and existing clients might go to your old offices and be stunned when you’re no longer there. Or, they could spend ages trying to call you, only to get no answer. There are two things to do here, and the first is to send out emails to all your existing clients. Get in touch with them and make sure they’re aware that you’ve now moved and have a new number. Then, update your website to ensure the contact information isn’t outdated. This stops potential clients from going to your site and getting the wrong information. Hopefully, this should lead to fewer disruptions on the communication side of things for your company.

There you have it; three tips to help you move offices with minimal disruptions to your business. All this advice should help you switch premises without damaging your workflow.

*Photo by Annie Spratt 




Christine Buske is a former academic who left science at the bench, and now considers herself a woman in tech. She is a frequently invited speaker, and enjoys talking about career transformation (particularly leaving academia for the business world), tech, issues around women in tech, product management, agile, and outreach. She is a proud Canadian resident, and qualifies as a "serial expat".

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