Office removals are usually complex and full of hassle and stress. If you are managing the relocation of your office you will be surmounted by the vast number of tasks you have to think about and manage. At the end of the day you will end you with so many responsibilities that you are going to wonder if there is a way to complete all of this without messing up. There is, of course.
Proper office removals take up a lot of time and energy. They require a suitable reliable moving contractor to help you with the job, as well as a lot of patience on your part and on that of your clients and employees. But the most important thing is planning. You should have a clear idea what you are supposed to take care of, and when. Even then you are prone to forgetting about something important, so listed below are a number of things that people usually forget about when they are handling office removals.
1) Change the online address of your company. Nowadays few people use the yellow pages or other offline business guides to find professional assistance with anything. That is why your company’s online presence is so important. Nevertheless it may take you some time before you realize that everywhere on the web your company’s still listed on its previous address. In order to eliminate the risk of unpleasant misunderstandings and losing potential clients, make sure that you have listed your new address on your website, in Google Places, all social media sites (FB, Twitter, Google+ etc) that your company is listed on, Ebay, navigation system map providers and others.
2) The telephone numbers. Most people suggest that you keep your telephone number when relocating your company’s office. There is some merit to this advice in case you are moving to another place in the same telephone area. If the case is not such though, you may lose quite a bit of potential clients by having a telephone number with a code from another area. Once you obtain the new number, just make sure to forward the calls from the old one and you are not going to have any problems.
3) Take care of your marketing materials. Both your old address and telephone are going to be listed on the business cards, flyers and other promotional materials that you currently have. Unfortunately, they will no longer be of any use to you, so get rid of them and purchase new marketing materials. If you are creative enough, you can even come up with a way in which you can use your current office removal as a promotional too. Consult with a marketing specialist and see what they have to say about the matter.
Naturally, there are quite a lot of other things that you will have to take care of. Just remember, take it all one step at a time, and follow strictly your plan and schedule – if you do that, it’s all going to be fine.