How to smoothly execute a commercial move for your small business

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By Brooke Chaplan

Moving a small business gives business owners a lot of anxiety and stress every time. From finding a suitable location and hiring the right moving company to pack and relocate all equipment, a commercial move can be quite challenging. However, it is essential to ensure that the transition runs smoothly, ensuring that your business continues to operate and serve your customers. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to a successful commercial move for your small business.

Plan ahead and establish goals

The key to smooth commercial moving is to prepare and plan way ahead of time. Waiting until the last moment only complicates matters. How much time does your company need to move? What is the new space most critical for? Understanding your business’s unique needs can help you chart a more accurate timeline. Establish realistic objectives and milestones along the way so you stay on track until the final move day.

Hire a reputable commercial moving company

Commercial moving is an area of expertise that requires the participation of a professional moving company. Conduct thorough research to hire a reliable moving company that has a proven track record of successfully executing commercial moves. A moving company will take care of all the significant and intricate details, from packing to hauling, ensuring that the move is as smooth as possible. Additionally, a reputable moving company provides insurance coverage for the transported items.

Clearly label all boxes

Label every box clearly with the necessary destination, the packed items, and any handling instructions. Make use of color-coded labeling systems, so movers can quickly identify where each box should go in the new location. This eases the unpacking process and helps set up the new location quickly. It also helps the company avoid property damage to the shared spaces in the new location.

Notify your customers and vendors

Keep your customers and vendors informed about the commercial move. You don’t want your customers or vendors showing up at the old location once you relocate. Alert your customers and vendors of the planned move and the new location via email or social media. Informing your clients and vendors on time reduces the chance of losing them in the transition period.

Do a final walk-through of your old location

After everything has been packed up and before the movers depart, do a final check of the premises. Ensure everything is packed up and loaded into the moving truck and nothing is left behind. Walk through every office, storage area, break room, or any other location that may contain items that need to be moved. Ensure nothing has been misplaced or left in that location.

Moving an entire small business requires the coordination of many moving parts, attention to detail, and excellent planning. Still, with these five tips, you can make your commercial move as seamless and painless as possible. One last piece of advice, plan ahead, don’t rush, and always double-check. We hope this article provides you with invaluable insights on how to execute your next commercial move successfully.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.

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