Make your move: Tips for relocating your business
So you’ve decided to change locations. Whether it’s for personal reasons, expansion purposes, or simply to get closer to your target market, moving businesses is one of the hardest challenges an entrepreneur could face. To help you with this transition, here are some surefire ways to make your move as painless as possible.
Update your contact informationThe last thing you’d want is to leave your suppliers and customers in the dark about your move. Having an inbound number reduces the stress of informing people of your new number, but also guarantees minimal downtime during your relocation. Since it can be pointed to any number, you can easily direct calls to your mobile while your new landline is being set up. You also save customers from paying long distance charges.
Budget! Budget! Budget!A move is the best time to evaluate what you have been spending on and how to redirect resources to the most important parts of your business. More importantly, it is the best time to evaluate your current phone system. Now is the perfect time to go through with the upgrades you’ve been considering. Ask yourself the following questions:
- How many lines are you currently using, and how many do you actually need? Are you running up costs due to multiple PSTN lines that are barely used or do you only need to leave just 1 for an alarm system or a POS System?
- Does your business require reliable voice and data transmission? Do you require multiple devices for a single line? Are you planning to stay long term once you move? Consider having ISDN lines installed.
- Do you prefer flexibility in terms of portability and scalability? Unlike dedicated systems that require costly installation, a hosted phone system only relies on a high-speed internet connection while users can be added or reduced as needed. Can you get more convenient than plug and play phones?