There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to moving an office or a business. You’ve likely heard the saying, “Location, location, location,” meaning that where you decide to locate your business could make or break you depending on the business type you own. It’s absolutely true. We saw a gym once move from a prime location on a corner with a lot of traffic, just down the road a quarter-mile into a new building, on the backside of it, and their new membership enrollment plummeted. New memberships are the lifeblood for any fitness facility… This is also true when talking about the city or town in which a business office could be located. You may want to move to attract a certain type of employee that fits your business’s personality or culture better than another geography.
Below are a few points you should know before you make an office move:
Location, Location, Location
Why are big tech companies located in Silicon Valley? Why are big tech companies located in the Seattle area? Why are the mom & pop clothing stores, etc. on main street America? It all boils down to location. You need to go where the employees and customers are. Not necessarily in that order and not necessarily the same for every business type. Google doesn’t need to be on the main street in small-town USA, and Joe’s furniture doesn’t necessarily need to be in Mountain View, CA right next to Google (but it may help them sell more furniture). Not everyone needs to be in Dallas, Miami, or San Francisco, either.
If, however, you are looking to relocate your business, you may want to start looking for up and coming towns and cities that are transforming themselves. These locales may have the migrating population, culture, and demographics you need for your business to thrive. Let’s take Austin, TX for example. Once a small city with a low cost of living, and a thriving music scene, soon became a hub for Internet startups because it was so inexpensive to live there. Now Austin is a thriving technology town, with a vibrant population of technologists’ branch offices, and headquarters to some of the most dynamic software companies in the world. Denver Colorado is/was another one of these cities. It exploded with new people when the Cannabis market hit legal status. Now is a thriving city of farming, technology, and much more supporting the specific vertical markets.
Whatever your reason for moving, you may want to make it a more strategic one for the survival of your business.
Moving Your Business
This may be the hardest thing you have ever done for your business. There is a LOT to take into consideration. Besides the obvious, are you relocating employees? Are you hiring and training new employees in your new office location? How will that impact your business?
Just as important as hiring the right team members in the new location, is the decision to hire the right moving company for the job. Will they be handling just the move? More than the move? Will they be the group working with your IT team to set up your furniture and help ensure that the networking is set up correctly for your first day in the new office? It doesn’t matter if your business is large or small. Seriously, it doesn’t. What matters is that the process is handled by a reputable, professional organization that is going to help you achieve your goal. Remember, the moving company will be moving computers, printers, copiers (likely), file cabinets full of paperwork, networking infrastructure, inventory, etc. It is more comprehensive than you know if you are of any size… This is why a reputable moving company like Hercules Movers, Inc. Hercules will ensure a safe moving process for your company.
The last thing a business wants to do is spend a ton of money that you do not have to. Make sure you get a comprehensive estimate and understand any additional costs that may be involved in the move.
If you are expanding, downsizing, looking to declutter your office, etc. feel free to reach out to Hercules Movers, Inc. and ask us about our storage space for your items. We’ll even move them to our facility for you. You can contact us at 732-324-2500 or fill out our form here: https://www.herculesmoversinc.com, and we will provide you with a no-obligation competitive quotation.