COMPANY MOVE: PRACTICAL GUIDE

Are you a business owner and planning to move soon? Here are some tips to make sure everything goes like clockwork when the time comes.

Evaluate the profitability of the project and choose your new location carefully

Before thinking about moving premises, it is important to carefully assess the relevance of such a project for your business. Indeed, whether it is a question of having more space to store new equipment, adding new divisions, welcoming a greater number of employees, getting closer to your customers or your partners commercial properties, or to reduce your rent costs, you must be certain that the project is profitable.

Why? Quite simply because a business move will involve disruptions in your business activities as well as significant costs to move your equipment and transfer the equipment as required.

To maximize the chances of success of your project and the positive economic spinoffs for your company, you must also be sure to choose your new location carefully.
The goal is to avoid having to move again in a few weeks or months. If necessary, get advice from a commercial moving professional.

Notify your employees several months in advance

A business move will also cause significant changes in the lives of the people who work for you. In particular, they will have to adapt to their new workplace, especially if it is located at a significant distance from your old premises.
In order to avoid the inconveniences caused in the life of your employees, it is advisable to notify them several months in advance in order to give them the chance to turn to another alternative if they cannot follow you in your new places.
In general, the larger your business and the more employees you have, the more you will need to notify your employees and prepare the project in advance. This will give you the opportunity to have a plan B in the event that several employees decide to resign.

Do business with professionals

Since moving a business involves transporting heavy objects, computer equipment and valuables, it is strongly recommended to do business with commercial moving professionals.
This will ensure that your merchandise will be delivered safely and will allow you to continue your business activities with peace of mind knowing that your company’s equipment is in good hands.

Be sure to request multiple quotes from moving companies to find the best option for you and ensure you choose the company that will best meet your needs.

Prepare your business move in advance and choose a date that will not affect your business activities. For example, you can choose to move while your premises are closed or during your employees’ vacation period.
In short, it must be remembered that a commercial move involves major upheavals, both in terms of your corporate activities and the lives of your employees.

In order to maximize your chances of success, it is therefore important to carefully assess the project and plan ahead. If necessary, do not hesitate to seek the advice of a company specializing in commercial moving, such as Brault Demenagement.
This could save you a lot of unpleasant surprises.