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How To Relocate Your Business Without Losing Your Mind

Moving your business to Miami. Relocation tips

Running a business can be incredibly stressful, as many know well. Moving your business adds stress, and often takes more time and effort than many initial estimates. This is not some herculean task, however, and a little bit of planning and preparation often makes the move less of a hassle. Here are 5 tips to make the move as seamless as humanly possiblDonate Office

1. Equipment Which You Do Not Need

Do you have any old PCs, copiers, or telephones lying around? There is no need to bring obsolescent resources with you, especially because you are going to be paying for it. We recommend donating your old office material since you will get a tax break if you donate to a registered charity, and it will help out those with greater need.

2. Get Organized

There is an old Chinese aphorism which says: “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” When you are moving your business, you are chasing one hundred rabbits. That being said, you can do yourself a massive favor by getting organized. If you prepare for the move, it will yield tremendous dividends when it comes to stress and ease of mind. Making a checklist and compiling all of the tasks which needs to be done will give you a great head start, and will let you know what has already been done and what remains.

3. Start Moving Early

Now that you have exactly what you need and are organized, it is time to start the move. Everyone vastly underestimates how long it will take to move, and business owner’s estimates are often wrong by a factor of several days. Packing equipment and inventory that are not used on a regular basis will make things run more smoothly down the road. Hiring a professional mover can greatly expedite the process, especially an experienced. We, Joe’s Moving, are located in Miami, and can make the move quick and smooth.

4. Label Your Boxes

So you find yourself in your new office. The whole world seems bright and sunny, and employee morale has never been higher. You are sure that this move was a good one, and are more optimistic than you have ever been before. Now Rachel in marketing wants to show you a cool new print add, but needs a color printer. You frantically search through all of your boxes, knowing that you have it and not wanting to incur the absurd cost of buying a new ink cartridge. Cardboard boxes get strewn all over the office, as you try in vain to find what you need. This is a nightmare and one that can be easily avoided if you label what is in every box. Numbering them helps too, as you will know the exact quantity of boxes that you have. When you put a box on the truck, you can simply mark it off your checklist and not worry about it until you move.

5.Get Insurance

As all business owners know, you should do your best to expect the unexpected. Movers are safe drivers, but accidents still do happen. A car wreck may prove catastrophic to your business, and you need to be prepared should the worst befall you.

These are just a few tips to help get you going. If you need any additional assistance, consult with a professional mover. We here at Joe’s Moving can answer any question you have, and make the transition to the Miami area as smooth as silk. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

6 Mistakes to Avoid when Relocating Your Business

6 Mistakes to Avoid when Relocating Your Business

Whether you are moving because your business needs to expand or relocate to a better area of the country, the relocation process can be a difficult one as your established customers will need to keep track while getting new customers will require additional efforts. In addition, there are other factors to consider such as the impact on your employees. Here are 6 common mistakes to avoid when you are moving your business.

Failing to Plan

Too many business owners believe that moving only requires a certain amount of planning if any at all before they suddenly realize all the complications caused by not taking some basics into account. For example, moving large equipment, files, office furnishings, and the like takes a professional moving company with large trucks to handle everything in a timely manner. So, take the time to properly plan and consider all the major areas that need to be covered.

Planning the Move Yourself

Unless you run a moving company, you should get assistance from professional corporate movers so that everything is properly covered. They will have their point of view which you do not share so they will see things that you do not. This means accounting for items that you may have overlooked and properly gauging what is needed to move your business according to schedule. By having them assist in planning your move, it can go a lot smoother and more will get accomplished in less time.

Not Hiring a Moving Company

Your employees can handle some of the move, but you should not expect them to handle the heavy stuff. So, hire a moving company instead and let them do the heavy lifting while your employees can handle packing their office supplies into boxes. It will not only do wonders for the company morale but also bring in those who are professionals that can move larger items at a faster pace while maintaining proper safety to ensure that everything goes according to schedule.

Overlooking Sensitive Materials

While most business owners wonder how the desks and computers get moved, it is the sensitive file that includes records of payment, client information, and the cash you keep on hand that will need special attention. They cannot be tossed into the same truck as the office furnishings so you will need to meet with the personnel in charge to see what is needed for them to move the materials properly.

Not Considering Delays

Too many business owners schedule the big moving day without considering a backup plan. What happens if it rains, there is rush hour traffic, a breakdown in one of the moving trucks, and so forth. Your moving plans should account for potential delays to reduce the stress if something should cause a delay. By considering the effect of delays, you can better adjust to the changes.

Failing to Ensure Valuable Materials

A professional moving company will have insurance in case something breaks along the way, but things can become damaged both before the moving company arrives or after they leave. So, anything of value that needs reimbursement in case of repair or replacement should be insured. You can purchase temporary insurance to cover the entire move which protects your finances.

The more you prepare, the better your move will be.  If you need business moving assistance, don’t hesitate to give us a call today. 1-305-888-3963