Whether your lease is up, you’re looking to expand or seeking a more affordable location, moving your business can be a lot of work. It also means a number of things need to be updated as you settle into your new space. Let’s take a look at some of the most important aspects of your business to think about updating as you begin or complete the moving process:
- When moving your business, it’s crucial that your current and prospective customers know where to find you. That means updating any piece of marketing with your latest address. If your business coordinates with a marketing company, be sure they know about the move and how to go about making your clients aware. Marketing templates, newsletters, business cards and advertising must all be updated to reflect the new address of your business
- Online Presence
- Beyond the physical task of updating your address comes the job of keeping your website and social media account up to date. In this day and age, most people turn to the internet when searching for anything, especially businesses. As part of the moving process, remember to update your address on your business website and social media accounts. Those accounts can also be a great way to promote and get the word out about the move. Send tweets about your new location or post photos to Instagram showing off the new home of your business.
- Along with your personal sites, be sure to update the physical address of your business on websites like Google, Yelp and Yahoo to ensure customers know where to find you once the move is complete.
- Government Notification
- On a more logistical level, moving your business is something government officials need to know about. Remember to update the name, address, phone number and other pertinent information of your business with the necessary leaders. Additionally, follow up on the required licensing and taxing entities in your state to ensure the move doesn’t result in any legal action against your business
- This step may seem like a bit of a no-brainer, but you’ll want to keep all of the utilities that help keep your business running up to date. That includes gas, electricity, phone service and internet connection. Taking it one step further, your area’s water, sewer and garbage departments will likely need to be updated on your business move, as well.