Moving to a new HQ can be both exciting and stressful. The challenges attached to moving offices can be so daunting that many companies opt to delay moves, continuing to operate from premises that they have outgrown. Let’s take a quick look at four of the most important things to avoid when relocating to another office...
Costs can add up quickly when the factors attached to a relocating are factored in. Unexpected issues, delays, legal fees and more can lead to spiralling costs. Don’t overlook things like timing restrictions, access problems, specialist equipment that needs to be handled by experts or the cost of reinstating the premises that you are exiting. A specialist commercial relocation company can help you ensure no stone is left unturned.
Office design mistakes
It’s best to opt for an office fit-out company that will deliver a turnkey solution rather than working with a host of providers. Be clear about your needs, constraints and budget. When you work with an experienced fit-out specialist, you can avoid much of the stress that comes with preparing your new home for business.
Failing to inform others about your move
It’s important to let contacts such as your landlords, suppliers, clients and customers know you are relocating. You can do this on social media, in your emails, via a postal campaign, when sending out receipts and invoices, on your website and even over the phone. Make sure you update your contact details on Google too.
Overlooking existing furniture
You need to have a plan in place for your current furniture. You can save money by having your current furniture refurbished if it needs to fit in with a new design aesthetic. This process can cost 80% less than replacing it with new furniture.