Moving your business interstate or opening an interstate office is an exciting time. Whilst a relocation or new office addition can be a stressful time for any business, the new opportunities that await make the effort worthwhile.
As you plan to grow and expand your business, having local offices interstate can be handy to build your presence in the market. Customers also enjoy the ability to meet a local representative to help them with their queries and requirements.
Engaging a professional office removalist will help keep your business on track during the move and transition, or expansion. Earlier in the year, we posted a blog, 5 Benefits of Using an AFRA Accredited Melbourne Interstate Removalist, which provided our readers with a summary of why Dawson Moving & Storage has received an important accreditation from the Australian Furniture Removers Association.
In this blog, we share with you some important considerations about office relocations and expansions.
Planning your move is essential. Once you have located a new site for your office in Australia, it is important that you engage a professional office removalist to help you make the move simple and stress-free. Your business will hold equipment, furniture, paper files, appliances, machines, vehicles, and much more.
Here are a few key considerations:
– Document a plan and leverage your business continuity plan (also ensure you update your disaster recovery plan to consider the move);
– Prepare a timeline for the move;
– Assess your expectations;
– Set a budget for the move and a reserve for any unexpected costs;
– Notify all stakeholders of the upcoming move (i.e. vendors, utility providers, customers, employees, contractors, industry associations, regulators, etc.);
– Appoint people who will be responsible for the move;
– Prepare a process to collate everything in a systematic manner;
– Declutter any unwanted items (remember to use a confidential disposal company);
– Photograph and catalogue all items that you will move;
– Prepare checklists;
– Simulate the move to identify any gaps;
– Train employees and contractors for the move; and
– Appoint a professional office removalist.
The cost of moving a business depends on many factors. Whilst the size of the business, in terms of office space, employees and number of hard copy files is generally a reliable indicator of the cost, there are many other variables that need to be assessed and measured.
The key business relocation costs include:
– Moving furniture, appliances, equipment, machines and paper files;
– Marketing the move to your customers so they know where you are moving to;
– Making your new office ready for moving in (i.e. fit out, insurances, utility connections, compliance processes, regulatory requirements, etc.); and
– Acquiring a temporary storage facility to help you fill your office slowly so that things do not go missing during unpacking.
We can help you pack, transport, dispatch and sort your office possessions. We provide a high-quality office relocation service because we understand that your business is important to you. We know that our customers want comfort that their office possessions will be moved securely and safely with no issues whatsoever. We ensure that there is no interruption to your business and its operations.
At Dawson Moving & Storage, we can help provide you with an office moving estimate that is tailored to your specific requirements. Call us today on 1800 066 846 for a no-obligation and confidential discussion.
Are you planning to move your business interstate or set up a new office interstate? If so, discuss any questions you might have for a removalist below.
We were very happy with the 3 guys who we had who went out of their way to may the day run as smoothly as possible. Would definitely use you guys again!
Thankyou to Dawsons for making our move from Melbourne to Leeton a very smooth move. Thanks to the drivers and workers all did a fantastic job thankyou.
I just want to thank you for your moving of my furniture on Tuesday. The chaps were so helpful and did a great job.