Moving your business in 2022? Use these tricks!
Over 1.37 million businesses were launched in the first quarter of 2021 alone, many of which were run from home due to the pandemic. While there are plenty of benefits to managing your business from home, as your business grows, it may be harder and harder to run the company from your garage unless you want to be surrounded by boxes 24/7. As a result, it may be time to consider renting or purchasing a workspace – be that a factory, warehouse or simple office space.
What are the benefits of moving your business?
There are many benefits to moving your business – whether that be from your home to the office or from a small rental to a larger, more permanent pace. For example, moving your company could help you meet increasing customer demands by giving you more space to build or store products. This means that you could develop products ahead of time so that they are already on hand whenever an order is made. Furthermore, it could help put your business *literally* on the map, making it easier for customers to find you. Finally, it means your home can be your home once again!
Tricks for moving your business (without the stress)
- Don’t do the heavy lifting yourself. If you use any kind of heavy machinery in your workplace, it’s vital that you don’t try to transport this equipment yourself. Not only could this lead to a terrible backache, but it could also lead to the equipment getting damaged during transit. This could cost you thousands – especially if you need to replace or repair each item. Equipment breakdown could also mean that you fall behind in your monthly targets as you aren’t able to work as efficiently. As a result, when you’ve decided to move, you should call in some machinery movers who can do the heavy-lifting on your behalf.
- Clean out your current workspace first. Regardless of where your business is currently based, it’s important that you deep clean your workspace before the big move. This is because it could help you cut down on clutter, as you’ll no longer be holding on to items you no longer need or use. For example, there’s little point in bringing piles of old paperwork with you. Instead, sort through the documents and digitise those that are important before disposing of the rest.
- Put together a timeframe for the move. While you may be keen to move as soon as possible in the new year, it’s crucial that you don’t rush the process. As a result, you should give yourself a good few months to move through this journey. After all, the last thing you want to do is to rush into a rental contract for a property that seems excellent, only to find that it needs costly renovation work further down the line. Instead, take your time – especially when signing contracts. If you’re ready to start cleaning out your current workspace, you could always use a storage unit. Giving yourself plenty of time to prepare can also save you a great deal of money.