There are sometimes in the life of a business when it has to move office to a different location for its benefit. There are a number of reasons that may cause that such as emerging better business opportunity in the new location, increase crime in the current location, new unfavorable government policies in the current location, high taxation in the current location, relaxed rules and lower taxation in the new location and many more. The process can be very stressful. Some people have passed through it successfully absorbing all the shock. But some businesses passed through it but were not successfully owing to the manner in which they approach the move. If you are moving office, there are some mistakes you should avoid if you want the move to be successful. Here are some of the move to mistakes to avoid.
Not moving on the right time
Before ever you move office, it is important that you sit down and find out whether it is the right time to move. Office relocation is a milestone in the life of your business and if you do it at the wrong time, it will affect your business and may even lead to the collapse of your business. It is like starting a new business in a new location. So, you have to ensure that you have all it takes such finance and manpower to succeed in the new location. If you are financially not stable, there is no need moving to the new location. Properly timing is therefore very crucial in office relocation. Make sure that you are moving at the time. Moving at the right time means moving at a time when your business will be able to withstand the shock and challenges of starting up in a new place.
Not having a clear understanding of the move
Some people move business just like that without taking time to understand what it entails to move a business. Having a clear understanding of the move implies knowing the reason why you are moving, the condition of the new location, the possibility of surviving in the new location and everything about the move such as the cost implication and the effect it will have on your staff and consumers. Before you ever think of moving, you should have a clearer understanding of these issues. This means that you should take time to study the entire process.
Rushing over the move
Relocating an office in a hurry is like moving without planning. Office moving is not like house moving. This is because a lot of things are involved in office relocation. Given that the process is complicated and involves different stages, you don't have to rush over it. You need time to plan it very well and execute it successful. Some experts are of the opinion that more days should be given to the planning itself than the actual more. The greater percentage of the work is done when planning is well done. So, take your time to plan the move so that you will execute it properly.
Relying on in-house relocation service
Office removal is complicated. It requires expert handling. But unfortunately, some businesses make the mistake of trying to relocate their businesses by themselves. This may work fine sometimes but not always. It is a false economy to relocate yourself by yourself. You have to hire the services of experts who know what to do and when to do it. They will help you to carry out the move successful without any hitch on your way.
Not knowing anything about the new location
Before you decide on a new location, it is important that you take time to study the new location. You should find out whether the new location has better business prospect than the old location. You should also look at the crime rate in the new location. It is very risky to establish a business in areas where the crime rate is high. Another factor to consider is the extent of governmental control or regulation on commercial activities in the new location.
If you take the above points into consideration, you will not make any error during your relocation process.