For many years, California was the state that everyone wanted to move to in pursuit of success. While it still has a comfortable climate and a very talented labor force, these attributes aren’t enough now to keep people from leaving California. A recent study performed by Joseph Vranich of Spectrum Locations Solutions aims to assess the growing trend of people leaving California and to identify how much of it is due to California’s unfriendly business atmosphere.
Moving your business and office is a big step, both in terms of what it can mean for your business and the move itself. The latter takes a lot of planning and coordination between all departments and employees to make it the smoothest transition possible. For an office move, the good news is that you are given, or have been given, plenty of advance warning before the actual move takes place. This advanced warning gives you ample time to develop your plan for the move, which should be a step-by-step process leading to moving day. Here are nine steps to help organize your office for a move.
There are a ton of positives which can come from moving your business or office. Relocation creates new opportunities and optimism. Moving your office can also reinvigorate your business and bring increased productivity. However, office relocation can be a stressful time for your employees. Your staff is faced with the anxiety that comes from moving to an unfamiliar environment. Employees may also worry about what it could mean to them and their families. If not handled correctly from a management perspective, the office relocation can leave employees feeling discouraged or unmotivated. To make your office relocation as smooth as possible, here are some things to keep in mind, especially during the planning stage.
Moving your business can be a daunting task in which potential problems – both minor and major – can crop up along the way. However, that doesn’t mean moving your business has to be a hardship. With the proper planning, problems can be kept to a minimum. This planning should cover a variety of areas. Generally speaking, about three months of preparation is needed to move a small office, while a medium to large office could require six to eight months. Starting as early as possible is always your best bet. Here are some steps to keep in mind as you prepare for the moving process.
There’s more that goes into relocating your business than simply the expense of moving furniture, files and equipment. In fact, many of the costs associated with business relocation come before the actual move itself and after. Creating a budget before your move is a must and should include both pre- and post-move expenses. Here are some steps you can take to make sure that you accurately calculate your business relocation costs.
Sometimes a company decides to move to another state to reduce the cost of doing business or offer a superior quality of life for employees. There are a number of tasks that go into moving a business. These tasks include finding a new facility, coordinating staff, notifying customers, obtaining business licenses, applying for taxes and other incentives, and making the physical move. During this complex process, don’t forget to relocate your formal business entity.