Challenges Entrepreneurs Face When Moving a Business
Published on: 12 November, 2020
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How Our Movers Overcome Common Business Moving Obstacles
A move of any kind has its fair share of challenges, but the logistics of moving a business comes with unique obstacles.
Unlike a residential move from a single dwelling, you may be dealing with corporate landlords, multiple locations, or massive square footage sprawling over multiple floors. You need to coordinate with your staff and transport costly equipment out of the old space and into the new.
To top it all off, you have to do all of this while keeping your doors open. You have a business to run, after all.
Juggling a successful business move while you stay in operation can be hard on your own, but business movers are here to help. Keep reading to learn more about the obstacles standing in the way of your move, and how our moving company can help you overcome them.
Obstacle #1: Downtime
Downtime takes a sledgehammer to your bottom line. Defined as periods where a crucial system is unavailable, downtime makes it impossible for your employees to do their jobs well. Whether it simply cuts into their productivity or brings their work to a screeching halt, you’ll see it affect your books. For a small business, downtime could cost as much as $10,000 an hour!
How much of an impact downtime has on your budget depends on your industry, but regardless of what you do for a living, you want to minimize it as much as possible.
The cost of downtime makes your business move challenging. It’s not like you can practically shut down your daily operations for a week to relocate your team. This unhurried relocation technique doesn’t mesh with the fast-paced schedule of your business.
As an experienced business moving company, we know how important it is that you can open your doors for business as soon as possible. That’s why we provide flexible business moving services that you can book during the evenings or weekends. Booking our professional movers after hours means you can move your business while your doors are already closed, so we won’t interfere with your operations.
Our convenient moving business services are available whenever you need them — whether it’s 11 p.m. on a Wednesday or 11 a.m. on a Sunday. Regardless of the time, our team of business moving specialists works hard so your staff can do the same. We’ve ironed out inefficiencies in corporate relocations to create a seamless move from start to finish. That way, we can move you into your new space and let you hit the ground running.
Obstacle #2: Packing
In the lead up to your corporate relocation, you may be considering asking your employees to pack up parts of the office.
You hired your crew because they were the best at what they do. But while they may be stellar IT professionals, salespeople, or accountants, they aren’t professional movers. They don’t have the experience or industry skills to pack well, and they have other priorities. By relying on them to pack, you could be delaying other important projects, and they may wind up making unintentional mistakes that make your move harder.
While your staff may not have “professional office mover” on their CVs, we do. Each of our office moving professionals has the skills, experience, and equipment to pack your business properly in less time than it would take your employees. And better still, by letting us handle the packing, your employees are free to focus on what they do best.
Obstacle #3: Space
When commercial real estate is at a premium, you have to make every square foot count. Even still, you may not have enough space for all your professional belongings. What then? Downsizing isn’t always possible when you occasionally need these items for your business.
If you have extra inventory or equipment, take advantage of our commercial storage units. Our storage lets you have the best of both worlds — you can keep crucial belongings on hand without having them take up space you don’t have.
Storing your items with Metropolitan Movers comes with peace of mind. Our accredited and reliable storage facilities are a safe place for your expensive electronics, confidential documents, and other equipment. As your one-stop-shop for all your moving needs, we’ll provide supplies, help you pack and assemble items, and transport items to and from our facilities.
Obstacle #4: The Challenge of Moving Electronics
Relocating your electronics, your IT department, or an entire data storage centre can be a challenge. The devices that make up this part of your business are delicate creatures. You can’t expect to toss them into a box and have them arrive at your new location in one piece. They need babying under an experienced hand.
Without the proper packing materials and procedures, you can easily break these high-value items. Moving is expensive enough without having to replace costly equipment, not to mention all the money you stand to lose waiting for your new tech. Depending on how long it takes for these replacements to arrive, this setback could cost you days of productivity.
Here at Metropolitan Movers, we understand how important your equipment is to your business, so we handle it carefully at every stage of the moving process. From the initial packing and loading onto our trucks to unloading and unpacking, we make sure your sensitive equipment is safe. When you let us move and install your equipment, you won’t have to lift a finger.
Our electronic equipment movers are highly trained in what they do. They know the best way to move important technology and office equipment that prevents any damage. We can also help you reinstall computers, servers, and other specialized equipment to get your systems back up and running in as little time as possible.
Downtime, packing, storage, and electronics pose significant obstacles to your relocation, but we can give you a leg up. It doesn’t matter if you’re upgrading to a new office space or warehouse location, our business movers are specially trained to handle any industry. We provide a full packaged business moving solutions tailorable to your needs.
But first, we need to learn more about your move, so contact us to let us know. Together, we can plan an efficient, hassle-free move for your business.