Are you in the process of moving your business to a new location? Although you may be worried about potential disruption and how this can affect your productivity, there are ways to mitigate these issues. Courtesy of Justork Lifestyle, here are some tips on how you can keep everything safe and moving along with a little extra planning.
Decide Where You’re Going
Obviously, where you’re moving will have a big impact – not just where you’re moving your business but where you yourself are going to live, as well. If you don’t have the funds and energy to buy a new house, it might be better to rent for now. Luckily, there are plenty of apartments out there, especially in the New York area, including some starting at around $550. Make sure you inspect the apartment in advance and ask any questions you may have. You can also search according by amenities and view maps of the area.
Set Up a Schedule and a Routine
Setting up a schedule and a routine can help your company even during a transition phase. Make a list of the tasks that need to get done no matter what. In your schedule and routine, figure out when you plan to move the business over to its new location and how you can slowly transition work from one space to another.
You might be able to start moving products over to the new location and shipping them there while you keep the other location open for customers. Slowly transitioning in this manner allows you to keep your company running while still ensuring the new location is being set up and starting to get used.
Keep the Line of Communication Open
While you are slowly moving your business, it is important to communicate with your customers, employees, and vendors when the move will take place. This lets people know that your company will have a different location and allows them to update information or otherwise prepare for the change.
This is also a good time to update your invoices with your new information. Consider using an invoice template if you don't already. This creates professional invoices that can include your logo and be customized to your brand. There are usually pre-made templates to choose from, and you can use company colors, add your name and logo, and include other necessary information on them.
Have Extra Inventory on Hand
While in the process of moving, don't forget to keep extra inventory on hand. Having additional inventory makes it possible for customers to stock up as needed. This is helpful if your business will be closed for a while as you are setting up, and it's even more helpful if you are moving out of state and customers need to find a new supplier.
If your company is relocating to a brand new state and your business is labeled as a corporation, consider the benefits of using a formation service. Doing so allows you to avoid legal fees, which can be costly. Different states have various rules on corporations, so make sure you check what the rules of starting an open corporation are before tackling anything on your own.
Use Storage When In Doubt
As you are moving your company, you might come across items that you no longer need but aren't sure what to do with. In a case like this, it can be helpful to use a storage facility. That way, you aren't throwing away something that might be useful. Certain storage facilities offer discounts to new customers, so don't be put off by the potential costs.
It's possible to keep your business growing during the middle of a move. Even if you need to move inventory into storage, you can still continue to build a successful business.
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