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Published on May 31st, 2017 | by Anica O

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Changing Spaces: 4 Tips for Moving Your Business into a New Building

As a business owner, you might decide to take action in moving your business to another location to increase the number of customers that you have or to have more room for the number of employees. There are a few tips to keep in mind to make the transition from one building to another as smooth as possible.

Think Ahead

Don’t wait until you have no room for the employees to work comfortably or until you aren’t able to have customers enter the building without feeling like they are on top of each other to move. Find a new building that has the space that you need when you begin to see that you’re lacking the space needed. If you wait too long, it can lead to mistakes made by the employees because they are concentrating more on being too crowded and uncomfortable than they are with working.

Securing The Area

Once you are inside the new building, you need to secure the perimeter and the interior of the building. Security gates at the entrance are ideal for maintaining the flow of traffic into the business. There are numerous ways to operate the gates, such as requiring visitors to enter a code for the gate to open or swipe a card if the person is an employee. A guard set up at the security gate is an option as well. On the inside of the building, you need to have cameras of some kind to monitor for any unwanted activity. It might be a good idea to check out the website of a company like Bonds Security Products or someone similar in your area that is business security oriented.

Work With A Budget

Even though you might have the money at the moment to move to a larger building, you might not always have the funds that are needed to operate the business. Find a new building that is within your budget and that gives you a little money left over so that you can pay for the rent and utilities in the event that there is a slow down with the number of customers that you have.

Setting Up Work Space

When you have the inside of the building ready to move into, you need to set up the work stations to give employees room to move around. If there are desks, consider creating a line of work stations instead of small cubicles that can sometimes get cramped and decrease the amount of privacy for customers. Another option is to install dividers to block off each work area.

Moving to a new building for your business is always exciting. It’s a time when you can expand the company. However, you need to go about moving into a new building the right way so that everyone is comfortable and productive for the new venture.

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A recent college graduate from University of San Francisco, Anica loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. She was raised in a big family, so she's used to putting things to a vote. Also, cartwheels are her specialty. You can connect with Anica here.


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