Moving Office Advice for 1st-Timers
The reality is that most people who get asked to manage an office move are doing so for the first time. What's more you are probably doing it alongside your day job. Help! you might well be thinking and help is at hand with HelpMovingOffice.com - the website that exists to guide you through each stage of the moving office process.
The site is full of free information, moving office guides, office move checklists, moving office budget templates, office relocation timelines and much, much more.
And if you still need further guidance with any stage of your office move ... then take this advice and ask an office relocation expert. Outlined below are some pointers for you to consider together with the benefits of seeking professional advice for each key stage of your office move.
Got a Question? Well ask an expert!
Whether you are managing an office move for the first time, or if you have previous experience, there are bound to be gaps in your knowledge and certain questions that you need answering.
Finding Office Space:
Local Tenant Rep Brokers are you go-to people for any questions about office space in your local market. Phone them up and ask them your question. If nothing else, a conversation with them will give you an overview of the current office market, a guide on rental values and an overview of the options available.
Legal Issues surrounding your Office Lease:
Commercial Real Estate Lawyers (that specialize in working with Tenants) will be able to answer any questions you may have surrounding your office lease. Remember that signing any legal document (let alone one as important a business decision as an office lease) without getting legal advice is a recipe for disaster.
Space Planning and Office Design Issues:
General Contractors, space planners, office design companies and office build-out specialists will have all of the answers when it comes to how best design and then deliver the right office space for your business. A conversation with them will give you some invaluable thoughts to consider on the most efficient and cost-effective ways to create your new office environment.
IT Relocation - moving your IT Equipment and Business Phone Systems:
Your business communications systems are the lifeblood of your company being productive. If you have any concerns about your IT Relocation (and/or if you want to ensure that any costly downtime is minimized during your office relocation) then you need to speak to an IT & Telecoms company that specializes in office moves. Doing so will help you understand what needs to be done in order to ensure all your communications infrastructure is moved safely & securely - and that everything is working as it should on that first morning in your new office.
Organizing the actual Office Move:
All companis moving office should use a professional Office Moving Company. Don't be fooled that an office move is the same as a home move - because it isn't! An office move will typically involve moving more expensive (and sensitive) items and specilaist expertize/equipment is needed to uninstall, pack, safely transport, unpack, reinstall, test everything. If you have any questions that you need addressing concerning any aspect of your move then be sure to put in a call to your local Office Moving Companies. They're there to help!
Top Tip: If in doubt ask an expert (yes - just ring them up and ask them the question!)
You can't be expected to know everything about an office relocation - but there are people out there who's living is made by helping you move office.
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