It is exciting when your business begins to grow so much that you have to find a new location to accommodate the growth and/or product inventory you now have. However, it can also be an overwhelming time. There are so many things you need to do and should do to prepare for your move. Here are just a few big preparations you should do before the new business location is up and running.
While you can notify your customers that you are moving, it helps to hire sign services to create a newer, better and more obvious sign to attract new customers. Consider asking a sign company to redesign your sign for your new space. If the sign company does not have any in-house graphic designers, you could hire a graphic designer to create the new sign and then take the design to the sign company. The sign company then creates the new sign for you, and installs it on the building or near the front door of your new location. Since this process takes a few weeks, you will need to get started at least a month before your move. Companies like Sign Services Inc can help with this.
Keep all new inventory boxed unless you need to open it for a customer. All your old inventory will have to be reboxed and labeled for the move. Make sure you have a complete list of all the inventory you have, regardless of its new, inbox status or on-the-floor status. That way, when you move, you can go through it all to make sure it is all there.
Creating an inventory list can be done by hiring an inventory crew to tally everything for you and print out a list, or you can do it entirely by yourself (by hand or on your business computer). If you hire a crew of inventory takers, you will have your list in a week or less. If you do it yourself, it may take several weeks more. Either way, you have to plan ahead.
Hiring Professional Cleaners to Clean the Old Business Space
Chances are you probably rented or leased your old business space. If that is the case, you will want to hire professional cleaning services about the same time you have hired sign services to make sure the space will be cleaned on time. Scheduling cleaning services in advance alleviates your own worries about losing a security deposit.