What to consider before moving your business
Is your business growing at a rapid rate? Perhaps the rise of remote work has inspired you to cut back on business rental expenses. Whatever your reason for moving businesses, it’s always best to be prepared.
Before you sign on the dotted line for a new office space or start packing up your office furniture, it’s important to do your research. As a starting point, consider the following questions when moving your business.
Is the space the right size?
Consider how much space you currently use and how the space needs to be adjusted. If you’re upsizing, map out how many desks you will need, storage space, and any communal areas. If you’re downsizing, then you need to calculate the essential space that you need and how it differs from your current office. A quick calculation will make sure that you only pay for the space that you need.
Should you buy or lease?
Buying office space is a retail investment, but it can also be a financial burden. Consider whether the business is constantly expanding, in which case you’ll need more flexibility. In other instances, it’s more affordable to rent an office and adjust your needs as the business develops.
What is your timeline for moving?
Establishing a detailed timeline will help make a move a streamlined process, reducing the amount of disruption. Make sure that you give yourself (and your team) enough time to organise all business belongings and plan the relocation while keeping the business running smoothly.
Is your staff up to date?
Communication is key to effectively managing staff expectations and productivity during the transition phase and beyond. For example, consider whether the relocation will affect staff commutes. The staff may also have a few ideas to prevent confusion or disturbance to your business.
Do you have space to store your belongings?
Relocating an office can be quite a demanding task, and storage space is a commodity when moving. Renting a storage unit is an effective solution for storing office furniture while downsizing, keeping belongings during a staggered move, and safeguarding items during the transition phase.
At Louth Self Storage, we have years of experience helping businesses move from one location to another, providing the help and expertise needed for a smooth process. Whether you’re downsizing your office space to accommodate remote work, you’re expanding your business, or you need a place to temporarily store your business belongings, our range of storage units are the ultimate solution.
Learn more about our business storage solutions, available in a choice of different sizes. You can also give our friendly team a call at 01507 327008 to find out more!