3 Mistakes To Avoid When Moving Your Business To A New Location

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Moving your business to another location is never fun. It takes a lot of time and effort to make sure everything goes through smoothly and efficiently. You also want to minimize downtime so as not to affect your bottom line as much. However, you don't want to end up making a mistake that could cost you in the end. Here are three mistakes you want to avoid as you prepare to move your business to a new location.

Letting your employees move your network.

Sure, everyone wants to save money on their move. However, there are certain things that you shouldn't try to cut corners on. One of those being your computer network. Don't leave it up to your employees to disconnect and move all of the phones, computers and various other devices. You could end up with phones not ringing at the right extensions, cables getting lost and workstations being dropped in the move. Networks are sophisticated and extremely delicate. You need an IT professional to come in and pack your network up and reconnect it in your new location. This will minimize downtime and avoid communication issues.

Not giving ample notice to your Internet and phone vendors.

While you might not think you need to give very much notice to your phone and Internet providers, that isn't exactly the case. Waiting until a couple days before you move could end up landing you in a situation without service in your new location. You need to call at least a month in advance to be safe. This way the company can come out and run any cabling needed to ensure you are set and ready to go when all of your equipment gets to the new location. Otherwise, you could find yourself having to pay an emergency fee to get your order expedited.

Not hiring a professional moving company.

Regardless of whether you have a 10-man office or you have more than 100 employees, you need to leave the heavy lifting to the professionals. Movers have all the necessary equipment to come in and safely and securely pack all of your office furniture and extras. This prevents an employee getting injured from trying to lift heavy objects.

By not making one of the three mistakes above, you can minimize your chances of something going wrong in your office move. Proper planning and forethought can go a long way in minimizing downtime and maximizing profits.

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