So, do you think that it’s time you packed up your little home-based business and moved it into some more professional surroundings? Sure, working from home will be perfectly fine for a period once you have just got your business up and running. But once you are ready to expand it and take it further, a professional office is just the ticket to help you take the company even further. This is especially the case if you have plans to start hiring some staff.
Not sure where to begin when it comes to moving from your home to a proper office? These five steps will help guide you.
Find The Best Location
First of all, you need to make sure that you find the best possible office location for your new workplace. If you are going to hire staff, then you need to find a new office that is accessible by cars and public transport. It’s also a good idea to look at city centre locations so that your clients can find you easily as well.
Create A Plan
You need to make sure you plan this move down to a T so that you can iron out any potential issues or problems before things start to go wrong. It’s a good idea to write various lists to help you stay organized. Be sure to write a list of everything that is packed as well so that you can double check that nothing has gone missing during transit.
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Hire Some Movers
Worried that you won’t be able to fit in all of your office stuff into the back of your car? Don’t panic! Whether you live in San Diego or Boston, you will easily be able to find some reasonably priced moving firms that will be able to help you on the day. Just remember to book them well in advance so that you can get your prefered company!
Watch Important Paperwork
If you have lots of important paperwork at home, like contracts and documents, you will need to take very good care of these. In fact, now is a good time to go through all of your paperwork and see if there is anything that you no longer need and that can be recycled. Make sure that you safely pack everything that you do need, though, as it could be very expensive to get some replacement copies of certain certificates and contracts.
Back Up Digital Data
It’s not just your paperwork that could be irrevocably damaged during the move – damage to your computer’s hard drive could result in some of your digital data being lost. So, before you start packing all of your devices and computers, it’s important that you backup all of your digital data and files. Failing to do so could end up with you desperately trying to recover important information!
If you go through these five steps one by one, you should find that your move into a real office goes a lot easier than you might imagine!
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