Tips for Moving Your Business on Short Notice

Published On: February 29, 2024Categories: Blog, Moving Tips, NewsBy
Office items before a move.

Ideally, any business owner would have around a year or more to plan for relocation. However, it is not uncommon for a business to navigate relocation in a much shorter time frame to handle everything. Moving your business on short notice can be challenging, but with careful planning and strategic execution, it’s entirely achievable. Here are some tips to ensure success if you are facing the possibility of moving your business on short notice.

1. Prioritize Business Essentials

Do a thorough evaluation of what in your business is most vital to supporting productivity. For example, the most critical items in a small business office may be desks, chairs, paper goods, and computer systems. Make the must-have items your business needs to function a priority when moving. The faster you can get these items to the new location, the faster your employees can return to doing business.

2. Get Your Team on Board

The more hands you have on deck to help with the move, the better. Therefore, enlist all team members to help if you are moving quickly. It is a good idea to divvy up team members according to what task will need to be handled, much as you would do with any other business objective. For example:

  • Assign packing to one group
  • Assign furniture disassembly to another
  • Delegate the cleaning task to yet another group.

It is a good idea to create a clear plan from the beginning that details what team members will be in charge of which objectives. Disclose the details of this plan as soon as possible, and ensure all employees know what you expect of them during the move.

3. Enlist the Help of Professionals

Speeding up the moving process is one of the biggest reasons to consider hiring professional movers. When a business owner plans to move quickly, you are a customer with unique needs, and speed is a concern. The pros can help you make plans, handle tasks efficiently, and meet challenging deadlines.

4. Update Business Information Immediately

When moving a business, communicating to your suppliers, customers, or client base about the change as soon as possible is necessary. Write emails, post signs on the physical storefront about the move, and make sure your website and other digital assets are adjusted so customers know your business is changing locations.

5. Consider Temporary Storage

If you are moving quickly, you may not have time for certain elements usually recommended for a business move. For example, most professionals recommend a purge before moving to eliminate any business assets that will no longer be used at the new location.

While reducing how much unnecessary stuff gets hauled to the new location is important, you may not have time to do much purging if you have to move quickly. Getting rid of these items can involve arranging for a buyer or even large item removal, which requires time you may not have. Instead, consider seeking temporary storage where you can place these items until you have time to contend with them later.

Professional Business Movers

Regardless of the size or extent of your office relocation, The Advance Group offers comprehensive, personalized planning. We promise safe handling of everything from furniture to files to technology with a focus on professionalism.

Are you ready to discuss your business’s moving needs? Contact our office moving team today for information.