Starting your own business is an incredibly exciting journey to take, especially when things start to grow and expand. One of the biggest milestones you can hit within your business is moving from a home office to a bought or rented space, as it means you’re finally at the stage where you need to expand both the space you have and the size of your team. With that in mind, here are 6 things you need to consider before moving into your first office space:
– What Is Your Overall Budget?
One of the first things you need to consider when moving into your first ever office space is what your overall budget is. Although it may seem easier to work out an overall budget, working out everything as an individual cost is much better in the long run.
Not only does it mean you will have a good idea of all of the things you need to purchase in order to facilitate your move, but it will also ensure that you don’t go over budget at any point of your move. For tips and tricks on setting a budget, you can visit this handy guide here.
– When Will You Move?
Once you have worked out your budgets, the next step is to decide when you’re planning on moving. Ideally, you want to give yourself more than enough time to plan everything in advance.
– Do You Need To Factor In Downtime For Your Business?
When deciding when you want to move into your first ever office, it’s important that you work out whether or not you need to factor in any downtime for your business. Whilst you will want to avoid as much disruption as possible, it’s important you notify your customers of any potential downtime well in advance.
– How Will You Move Everything To Your New Space
Depending on your budget, you will want to consider all of the options available for moving all of your business’ belongings to our new space. Whether you hire a moving van or use your vehicle and a trailer, you will need to consider everything from boxes to ratchet straps.
– What Do You Need To Buy In Order To Furnish Your Space?
One of the most important factors you will need to consider when moving into your new space is what you need to purchase in order to furnish it. Will you need to buy desks, chairs and storage cabinets? What about computers, laptops and printers? Working all of this out before your move will help you cut costs and budget. For office inspiration, you can visit this site here.
– Do You Need To Hire Help?
Finally, you need to decide whether or not you need to hire any help in order to facilitate your move. Depending on how much you have to move and where you’re moving to, you may need to hire a removal team to ensure everything goes according to plan. If you don’t have a lot of furniture to move, it may simply be something you can complete alone.
Are you considering upgrading your home office into your own premises? What do you need to consider in advance? Let me know in the comments section below.