Moving Office Disasters - and how to avoid them!
Avoiding Moving Office Disasters
Managing an office move is a big task and often the person dealing with the relocation is faced with issues that they have little experience in. To help out this article will focus in on some key landmines to avoid.
1. Finding office space on your own
Trying to find office space on your own will waste so much of your valuable business time. More importantly you don't have the experience to match your office space requirements to the right office space AND you don't have the knowledge of every single commercial property that is on (or coming onto) the market. A Tenant Rep Broker does all that for you - and working with them is free for the tenant!
2. Not getting legal advice to review your office lease
If you don't get legal advice before signing your office lease you are putting your business at considerable risk which could lead to serious financial consequences further down the line. Real Estate Lawyers are experienced at interpreting, drafting and negotiating commercial office leases - and are an invaluable resource for tenants renting office space ... MAKE SURE YOU USE ONE!
3. Having a General Contractor go bust during the project
There's nothing worse than an unfinished project and even worse when it happens during an office relocation build out project. A number of industry qualifications can show you the measure of any company and also seeing their track record of other office build out projects in your area. The financial health of your General Contractors & Office Designers also has a direct relation to your risk in employing them.
4. Delayed office move caused by poorly planned IT Relocation
Delayed office moves can result in severe interruption in business operation time resulting in loss of revenue. They are often the cause of poor (or no) IT Relocation planning. You will need to make sure that all IT systems and phones are re-connected and working as they should in the new office so you can resume back to business as usual quickly. An IT & Telecoms Company will ensure that costly downtime is minimized.
5. Office Moving Company Disaster
There will always be someone who is prepared to carry out your office move and offer you knock down prices. By the way, the clue is in their price promise! When you move office you need to be fully operational on the first morning in your new office and this means getting a reliable and professional Office Moving Company to ensure everything is the right place and is delivered on time.
For more information on the common things that can go wrong with your office move download your free copy of the Deadly Sins of Moving Office.... it's packed with the Big No No's to watch out for!
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