Relocating your business is a major move. If everything does not go smoothly, your business's reopening could be delayed. Unfortunately, this could result in a loss of confidence from your customers and missed revenue. To avoid this, here are some commonly made relocation mistakes you need to avoid.
Failing to Work with Professional Movers
Regardless of how many staffers you have on to help with the move, you should still consider contracting with a commercial moving company. Moving a business is different from a home. Unless you have experience with relocating, you might not be prepared for all the challenges that can come with moving. Having professional movers on hand can change that.
Professional movers have experience with moving businesses from one location to another in an efficient and safe manner. Consultants can be instrumental in pinpointing any problems that could lead to delays on moving day. Depending on the problem, you can learn what you can do to prevent those problems.
Not Checking Your Insurance Coverage
Your business insurance has its limitations. Before moving day, you need to know what those limitations are so that you can take steps to ensure that your business is properly insured. If your insurance coverage is lacking, your agent can help you find riders that you can use to fill the gaps.
You also need to talk to the moving company to learn more about its coverage. To have a license, the company must have the minimum required by the state. You want to verify that the company does and ensure that your belongings will be covered if there is an accident.
Keeping Everything for the Move
What is needed in your current location might not be necessary in the new one. The moving service will likely charge according to the weight of the moved items. If you are taking along items that are no longer needed, you could be wasting money that could be diverted into other projects.
In the months leading up to the move, take the time to declutter your business's belongings. Donating unneeded items could potentially result in a tax break for your business later.
The moving company will likely have other suggestions that you can use to prepare for moving day. As long as you prepare ahead of time and work with the movers, you should be able to get into your new location without delays that could hurt your business.