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5 Tips for Moving Offices

At some point while running your business there will become a time when you have to relocate; be it expanding, downsizing  or your revenue has increased and a more attractive office becomes an option. Before moving it is worth while making a plan so your move goes without a hitch and often its the best time to implement changes which can make the running of your business smoother. Here are five tips to help you along your way:

  1. The first thing I organise is the telecommunication and broadband, it’s important to get this organised first. Many businesses can’t operate without broadband so the last thing you want is to realise on your move date that you have no broadband in the new premises. Some of the best providers allow you to have broadband and telephone lines in both premises for a couple of weeks while you are in the move process.
  2. Your new office will probably have a completely different layout, so you need to plan how you can use the space as efficiently as possible and where to move everything.
  3. Speak to your IT company to discuss any obstacles or new opportunities that may be presented. Now would be the best time to change the layout of the network or perhaps install a new telephone system.
  4. See if you can renegotiate contracts with suppliers, can you get a better deal on your phone lines or broadband? Could you get your printer/photocopier rental for less?
  5. Make a budget, carefully plan what costs are involved with your move and what new equipment will be required in the new premises. It’s important to try and minimise the effect on your operations, so you don’t lose any money while in the process of moving.  An external IT support company can move all of your equipment and services over across a weekend, so everything will be in place for you on Monday to continue working.

5 Responses to "5 Tips for Moving Offices"

  • Phil Perham
    February 17, 2012 - 10:29 pm Reply

    Many Thanks for your article, I am just in the process of moving my business and this has given me much to think about.

  • Michael
    February 27, 2012 - 10:49 pm Reply

    Nice article, especially #3 which is often overlooked – thanks!

  • Adam
    February 28, 2012 - 8:56 am Reply

    Point 2 is definitely something to think about. We moved our offices at the end of last year and my bosses had no plan of where anything was going to go. It is only a small company so we all chipped into help especially as we didn’t have much time to get out of the old office. Long story short the desks where too big for the new space and we where all standing around not knowing what to do. They ended up putting most of the furniture into a business storage facility because they had nothing else to do with it. I would advise planning out the office and checking that the furniture fits and do all of the things you would do if you were moving home.

  • it support company
    June 25, 2013 - 10:43 am Reply

    In theory all your equipment will work in exactly the same way, you just have to make new physical arrangements where to put the hardware etc. Maybe the odd tweak here and there.

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