A Few Hidden Costs To A Commercial Move And How To Avoid Them


When it comes time to move your company, getting things started in advance can keep the cost of the move down. Simple things like saving boxes from merchandise and supplies as you empty them will keep you from having to pay for them later. However, there are some costs that are not as obvious, and may not show up until after the move is complete. Take some time to consider the following to avoid these hidden costs.

Employee Problems

If you are moving far enough it will require some employees to relocate, be ready to have production slow down. Your workers will want to take time to move and be settled themselves. To avoid as much down time as possible, hire a relocation specialist in the new town to assist everyone. This person can help find homes, set up utilities, and give your employees information about their new city. While you may be concerned about the cost of this, it will be better than having people not showing up to work to keep the income flowing.

Moving Company Problems

There is bound to be things damaged during a move. One of the first things you can do to avoid having to pay to have things repaired or replaced is to reduce the likely hood of there being any damage. Make sure the moving company has experience moving businesses of your type. In addition, you want a company that uses employees instead of subcontractors to do the labor. This gives more confidence that they have been properly trained in moving the equipment required for your industry.

Down time Problems

You need to keep your company open and running as much as possible. Any down time means no money is coming in. To avoid this, consider having half of your operations moved at one time, and the rest moved after the first half is up and running. This is easier if you will be buying new equipment for the new place, but can still be accomplished if you are not. Make sure to have the IT department set up and test the new network too. There are often small issues with a network that needs to be reconfigured before it all runs properly. Whether this involves only computers, or includes point of sale equipment, inventory retrieval systems, or manufacturing machinery, you do not want any more down time than absolutely necessary.

You probably expect there to be some loss of business any time you move your company. However, with the right type of preparation, you can limit this. Consider not only getting the physical move done, but what needs to be done to keep a healthy cash flow. Contact a company, such as Walsh Moving & Storage, for more information about moving your business.   


3 January 2016

Improving Your Next Move

As soon as my boss asked me to move tor work, I started worrying about the upcoming relocation. I was worried about how my kids would respond to the new surroundings and how I would cope with a different office. Fortunately, I had a helpful friend at the time who walked me through the entire process. He gave me a few tips that helped me to dramatically improve the moving process, including working with movers to handle packing and disassemble my furniture. I wanted to make other people more aware of the resources they have available to them, which is the reason I made this blog.