Relocating your old office to a cool, new place? Here are some tips to follow to make the process go smooth and without trouble:
Research the Area
Before you call the movers companies, you need to thoroughly research the area where you intend to buy the new office. Evaluate the business district, the people you will be able to reach from there, and make sure there are no direct competitors around. Also, make sure the area is safe for doing business. If there are local gangs demanding a cut from your revenue for allowing you to “rent” there, then that will not be good for your business.
Buy Everything You Need at Once
Obviously, you will need to redecorate the new office your are relocating to. If this office is bigger than the one you have been occupying, then you will need to buy new furniture, file cabinets, computers, etc. Before you go on a shopping spree, make note of everything you need. Then buy the items you need in bulk. This will save you a lot of money than ordering anything individually. Also, the seller might even arrange transportation for you for free.
Try to Stand Out
When you redo the interior design of the new office, try to stand out from all the other businesses in the area. At least in the beginning, your ability to catch the eye of potential customers will be immensely important to building up your business in the new area. If you are just another dark and dingy office tucked into a street corner, no one would notice you. So be garish and stand out. Sooner or later, you will have enough loyal customers to focus on sales once more, rather than just the looks.
Insure Valuables for Transportation
Before you hire reputable movers companies in your area, you might need to insure your items depending on the distance. If you are relocating to an office located far away from where you are currently, or if the transportation requires flights or ships, then it’s best to purchase travel insurance. If possible, hire a transportation agency that already provides travel insurance.
Once your relocation is almost done, you will need to promote your new place. There are several marketing tactics you can try to draw attention to yourself. For example, you can hold a bake sale at the local park, or offer free samples to workers returning home in the evenings. Offering stuff is an excellent way to promote your business in a new area.
Which one of the above tips will be the most useful to you?