5 Office Relocation Tips From the Pros

5 Office Relocation Tips From the Pros

Moving your business can be stressful – especially for small business owners. The last thing you need during the relocation process is an additional stress in the form of damaged equipment or even worse, data loss. Take these office relocation tips into account to ensure that all goes well with your transition to new facilities.

1) Keep your network up-to-date

Even if your company is low on cash, invest in a wireless router. This way, there’s no need to run cables around the new office space. Once the hardware is in place, make sure the software is current. Upgrading passwords and anti-virus applications will protect against network intrusion during the move.

2) Out-of-office reminders

Delegate a person to send reminder emails and/or postcards to clients, vendors, and associates in advance of the move. This little trick will give you time to reschedule appointments and meetings with former or new business partners in a timely manner. Add an additional touch by sending out packets with customized stationery.

3) Work with professional movers

Make sure your office relocation company is using experienced movers who know how to handle computer equipment, not just furniture and inventory. Ask your moving agent to provide a detailed equipment inventory form that includes make/model, serial number, and new destination address for each piece of hardware. Follow up by email to verify accuracy.

4) Back up your data

Even if you don’t switch over servers, make sure the office relocation company backs up important files onto a portable hard drive (or jump drive). This way, if anything happens during the move – including accidental deletion or equipment failure – you’ll be able to quickly recover data and get back up and running in no time.


Take these office relocation tips into account to ensure that your transition is smooth – both physically and, more importantly, operationally. This way, you’ll save money on equipment repair or replacement costs down the road, allowing for an even smoother business move in the future.