In the early days of your business, you’ll be happy to just survive. But at some point, you might find that your base success is assured and that you’re ready to scale your business and find real, long-term success. There are many factors that’ll you’ll need to handle for this to happen, including possibly upgrading your office space. You might have done just fine in that basement office in an out-of-the-way part of town, but now that you’re entering the big leagues, you’ll want to find a place that’s more suited for your ambitions.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at some handy tips that’ll ensure your office space upgrade project runs as smoothly as possible.
Find the Ideal Space
It’s one thing to know that it’s time to upgrade. It’s another thing entirely to find the right place. If there’s one crucial piece of advice when it comes to moving to a new office, it’s to take your time to ensure that you find the correct place for your business. You’ll only want to make this move once (well, for several years, anyway), so it can be worthwhile to have a patient attitude, rather than jump into somewhere new without fully considering the benefits/drawbacks of the space.
Plan the Move
It’s great that you’ve found the perfect place, but now you’ll need to think about actually moving your business. There are two easy ways to make this step much more straightforward. The first is to get rid of anything that you won’t need in your new location. If you work with a company that offers roll off rentals and fill up the bin with the items you no longer need, then you’ll find it’s much easier to move, since you won’t be taking any more items than is necessary. The second step is to hire professional movers to transport your belongings for you. They can even set up your business equipment in the correct spots, too.
Move at the Right Time
Even with all the planning in the world, it’ll still be a somewhat difficult process to move your entire business to a new location. As such, it’s important to ensure that the move does not negatively impact your business operations. While some disturbance is to be expected, it shouldn’t be overly disturbing. One way to ensure this is to move at the right time, and by that, we mean your low season. Take a look at your previous years to see when your low season is, and move during that time of the year. You may also consider making the move gradually, rather than in one quick move.
Finally, remember to get some input from your employees. Moving to a new location will affect them too, so it’s important to ensure that they’re fully onboard with the plan. You can get their advice on the type of furniture they’d like, any fun additions they’d like to see at the office, and other aspects that will impact their work experience.