One of the most stressful things that you can do in business is to step out and make a change. The old adage of, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” often pops up, making business owners second guess the urge to grow or make changes for the benefit of the company. There is enough stress involved in making such a big decision, there’s no reason to make it worse by worrying about planning your local, interstate or international move. It pays to work with a team of professional movers for your business relocation in Cape Cod or anywhere else in the Southern New England region. Choose a company that has built a solid reputation, that partners with a well-known brand name in the moving industry, and that can provide you with the special services you require to pull off a major move.
Colony Moving & Storage has provided professional moving services to commercial and residential clients in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and Connecticut for several decades. Our partnership with United Van Lines gives us access to the equipment, logistics and connections necessary to facilitate local, interstate or international move management to our clients in over 200 countries around the globe. We also offer specialized services, including the moving of high value and sensitive equipment for medical practices, technology driven companies and other related industries. Whatever you need for your commercial move, Colony Moving & Storage can provide it.
Commercial Storage in Massachusetts
One way to reduce the amount of stress in any commercial move is to take advantage of all the tools and services available through your trusted moving company. Colony Moving & Storage has a large warehouse for commercial storage in Massachusetts that can be used to facilitate your move. Store excess furniture, file cabinets for records retention, overstock inventory and anything else that you don’t need during the planning and execution of your business relocation in Cape Cod. We can store your things for you so you won’t have to deal with them until you are ready to move into your new office space. We have many specialty service options, including high value, records retention, sensitive equipment, international logistics and even trade show moving services in MA.
Work With Your Staff
As soon as you know that you will be relocating your business, it is important to speak with your employees about what will be happening and when. The more advance notice that you give your staff, the easier it will be for them to make adjustments in order to accommodate the move. If you are moving locally, make sure to include information with a map of the current location and the new location that you will be moving to in the near future. This will help reduce any concerns about a change in commute.
If you are making an interstate or international move, you will need to speak with your staff about either moving to follow the company or about ending your work relationship, depending on where the company is going. If your interstate move is from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, you might still retain your valuable employees. Of course, it will all depend on how far they will have to commute and whether the company will be keeping staff after the business relocation in Cape Cod. Be as upfront and honest as you can out of respect for your employees.
Contact Customers, Clients & Vendors
It is important to also keep your customers, clients and vendors in the loop about your upcoming move. Customers should be notified a couple of months in advance and then reminded in the month before the move. Clients should be notified as soon as you know that a change will be happening and then reminded again, either by a postcard, email or through personal contact, just before the move occurs. Vendors will need to be given notice to change where they deliver or pick up your goods. They will need to know the exact date to stop delivering or start picking up to ensure consistent services are provided.
Don’t forget utility companies. Chances are you will have some overlap in the electric service at the old place and at the new one, so make sure you let the utility company know about your impending move and provide them with an accurate transfer date for your services. Internet services, telephone services, VoIP services, as well as any other professional services that are essential to the success of your business should also be notified and transferred for a smooth transition.
Hire a Professional Moving Company
It really pays to work with a team of professional movers for your business relocation in Cape Cod and for commercial storage in Massachusetts. Colony Moving & Storage can offer a wide range of services for your local, interstate or international move. We can also assist with high value and sensitive equipment relocations, provide you with packing supplies and services, or facilitate trade show moving services in MA and beyond. No matter where you are moving or how you want to get there, Colony Moving & Storage can help you to achieve your goals. Give us a call at 1-800-374-0860 to get a FREE estimate on any of our moving and storage services for your business relocation or special moving project.