Home-based businesses are becoming increasingly popular in Canada as people take advantage of the changing global economy. But what happens when you’re ready to move and need a successful transition for your business? There’s no shame in needing assistance – after all, relocating can be very time-consuming which could result in financial losses if not done carefully. With proper planning though, it doesn’t have to be so stressful!
Here’s how you can move your work-from-home business smoothly:
- List Out Your Business Belongings — Complete a thorough assessment of your business goods and materials to see exactly what you need to move. If you are planning a major move (like cross-country), it may be easier to donate some of the items to charity and buy new ones when you get to your new destination.
Also, take an inventory of your computer and technical equipment. If some of this is outdated and in need of an upgrade, consider buying a new one when you get to your new home. (Of course, all of this is contingent on your budget. But this gives you a good starting point with your materials.) Making this list also gives you an idea of special moving considerations that you might need to look at when moving.
- Do Your Research and Prep Work — Consider how much time you have to prepare for your move before making a timeline. Evaluate your budget and identify what expenses are involved in the moving process.
Research local professional movers that offer reliable, insured services; this will ensure all of your important business supplies arrive at their destination safely and quickly! Also, companies with great reviews and a long history of moving happy customers will not only rest your mind but almost guarantee a smooth move.
Lastly, look for companies with fast setup times so as not to disrupt operations or cause downtime during relocation efforts.
- Handle the Paperwork — Moving a home business is a little more complicated than just moving your home. As you prepare for the move, make it a point to complete all the paperwork that is needed.
First, look closely at your lease or mortgage agreement to ensure that your new home business is compliant with all the legal requirements. Also, research the government paperwork so you know that you have completed all the necessary documents, especially dealing with insurance and business permits.
- Inform Your Customers/Clients — If you are going to have any kind of downtime when you won’t be able to fulfill orders or handle clients’ work, then you need to let them know in advance. Don’t only post it on your business website and assume that will get the message to everyone. Your best bet is to take the personal route and call each client to let them know exactly what is going on so they can plan their own needs accordingly.
- Organize Your New Space — Once you get your new business space, start planning out how you will set up your business. Consider your current needs in terms of space and materials and then plan where everything will go so your professional movers will have an idea of where to put each item.
Remove the Stress and Make the Move Efficiently Smooth with Professional Movers
Moving into a new home can be stressful. But, if you are moving your home business as well, that anxiety is compounded. While a regular move requires careful planning, this type of move is even more of a delicate balancing act. Make sure you have everything planned closely and you have reliable movers so that your business can be moved with as little downtime as possible.
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