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5 Things to Consider When Moving Your Business

5 Things to Consider When Moving Your Business

You’ve had a really great year, and you’re ready to make a push to grow the business.  You need to add staff to accommodate this pending growth spurt, but you just don’t have the space. A decision is made to find a new location. A month or so later, a new location is secured and the real fun begins- planning the move. Moving your business is more than just hiring movers to transport your furniture, painting the walls of the new space, and changing your address on the web.  Here are 5 things to consider when moving your business: Service Providers – When we say service providers, we are referring to internet, cable, phone, etc. Service providers typically only provide their services to certain areas. When you find a location you are interested in, you will have to call various providers to find out who covers that location.  When we say call, we really mean call.  Some provider’s web sites will tell you that your location is covered, however if you speak to a representative you’ll sometimes find out they are still building their network in that area or that your building isn’t fully connected to their infrastructure.  This could cause delays in your move if you can’t obtain services in a timely manner.  You also need to decide if you’ll be making the move during business hours, or off hours.  If you’re keeping the same service provider, plan to move during business hours, and want to remain operational during the move, you will need to make a special request for an overlap in service.  A service provider will...