After the Office Move: What happens next?
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An office relocation may have left your business needing to tighten its purse strings, or maybe you just want to use the office move as an opportunity to review your regular office costs to ensure you're getting the best deal and service available that your business deserves.
In today's economic climate, now more than ever, there is an increasing number of competitive offers up for grabs by those companies providing office services, supplies and utilities. An office move provides you with plenty of leverage in which to negotiate your existing contracts and arrangements on more favorable terms.
Think about your office stationery, contents insurance, office cleaners, commercial printers and telecoms vendors. Use the office move as an opportunity to review your contract and deal with them when you inform them of your new contact details.
If you have moved to a different City or even State, it may even be necessary to switch Office Suppliers, Utilities and Service Vendors because of the change in geographical location.
Here are some tips to help review your office services and help you to negotiate the best deal:
Dig out all your service provider contracts and check the notice period for terminating any agreements. Understand your own needs as a business before entering into any negotiations with any suppliers.
If it's an IT or Telecoms Supplier, use the IT Relocation Checklist to help review your requirements in the new office.
Where possible, opt for minimum term agreements with your suppliers and vendors, giving you a flexible contract and more control over your financial commitments. Avoid entering into any long-term contractual arrangements just prior to your office relocation until you are fully satisfied that you have secured the best deal. Use the office move as a time to embrace new technology and systems that can save you money, such as cloud computing services, and make sure you get the right security and managed firewalls needed to protect your business.
Read more money-saving tips after the office move.
Use the IT Relocation Checklist to help you decide which business phone system and package is the best option for your new office.
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