If you’re going through a business expansion or reaching the end of your lease, you may be considering relocation as an option for your company. While a corporate move may present new opportunities for you and your employees, the relocation is filled with potential pitfalls that can disrupt your business operations and cause chaos.

 

To ensure a successful move, you need to stay organized and calculate each move. Doing so will help you move as efficient as possible. Phil’s Moving & Storage offers complete commercial moving services for businesses in the Los Angeles area moving to or from the city.

 

We can help ensure that your transition from your current location to your new site is as smooth as possible.

 

Below, we provide some tips for relocating your business. If you have any questions about our services or need to reserve a moving day, then contact us at 323-666-8550.

Establish a Timeline for the Move

A timeline is the backbone of your company’s relocation. It creates a model for a structured move. Ultimately, you will mold your calendar according to your business.

 

The best way to approach a relocation timeline is to begin with the end in mind and work your way backyards. Then break it down into months, weeks, and, if possible, days.

 

●        A general framework may look something like this:

●        Develop the Framework (6 to 8 Months Out)

●        Organize your timeline

●        Establish a budget

●        Begin ordering supplies and equipment for your new location

●        Secure all the arrangements for the new location

●        Reserve your move date with Phil’s Transfer & Storage

●        Reserve your storage unit if necessary

●        Notify all associated business entities that you are moving

Organize Your Team (2 Months Out)

The second phase of your move will be the delegation of responsibilities. The roles that each person on your team will fill may look exactly like the positions they hold within the company. So fill in the blanks find your managers, your ground team, your communication ‘officers’ and so forth.

 

You may break down the team into the following roles:

 

●        Create a liaison to represent each group.

●        Coordinate with the IT crew. The IT transition will be one of the most difficult.

●        Schedule weekly meetings with all liaisons.

●        Assign teams to particular departments, if possible.

●        Start executing the relocation stage by stage

Review, Adjust, and Finish (2 to 3 Weeks out)

The third phase involves fine-tuning the movie, review in all the plans, and meeting with liaisons almost daily. This is the period where you scrutinize every detail, to make sure there is nothing left out.

 

The last few weeks may look like this:

 

●        Work out the floor plan and organize the space for each employee

●        Create employee instructions and move packets

●        Organize old files in an offsite climate-controlled storage facility

 

Although this is a highly generalized schedule, it can form the blueprint for you to fill in the gaps.

Choose Phil’s Transfer & Storage

When relocating your business, you want to make sure that you hire a moving company that has experience with commercial moves. At Phil’s Transfer & Storage, we specialize in commercial relocation for both small and large companies. We can handle your entire relocation and make the transition go smoothly without all the hassle.

 

To find out more about the services we provide or to schedule a move date, call us at 323-666-8550. You can also message us at info@philstransfer.com.