Congratulations! After months of working in cramped office conditions as your company expanded, you’re ready to make the leap to larger premises to facilitate your growth. But what should you do once you’ve made the move? Below, we’ve put together some tips…
Let your customers know
Perhaps the most obvious thing to do as soon as you move into your new business premises is to let customers know about the change. Whether you meet them face-to-face or operate online, it’s a good idea to spread the word – and consider taking a new staff portrait to celebrate the move, too. Post about it on your website, social media handles, and your blog.
Think about cleaning and security
Now you’ve moved into a larger, more professional space for your business, you might want to think about employing a cleaner or security guard to protect your staff. Consider speaking to a company that specialises in facilities management services such as Precision Facilities Management and get a quote for professional cleaning and security services. It might be an expense you hadn’t budgeted for, but it can save you time, money, and show staff you care.
Add your branding and personality
Give those boring grey walls a lick of paint and inject some personality into your new office environment. Whether you have vinyl wall art installed with your company logo and motto, you add house plants to “bring the outdoors in” or you hire a local artist to paint a mural on the wall, there are so many ways to transform your space, creating an environment that breeds professionalism and productivity whilst having some fun and promoting your brand.
Update Google My Business
When someone searches for your business on Google, it’s vital that the right address comes up – the last thing you want to do is have customers show up at your old location! Update your Google My Business listing and any other important portals with the right information, including a new company telephone number, and check that they all match. It can take several weeks for changes to appear on independent directories, so give them chance.
Futureproof your new space
The chances are that you moved to your new business premises to accommodate growth within your organisation – but what happens when you grow again? It’s a good idea to think about the long-term of your business and consider renting additional office space on another floor to ensure you’re ready as your business grows again. Do you really want to have to go through the whole process of relocating in six months or a year? Futureproofing might be more expensive, but offers you peace of mind and allows you to grow a brand comfortably.
There you have it – some top tips on what to do when moving to new premises. Let us know if you have any other tips and check back soon for more from the blog, here, every week.