Whether it’s an economical or a high-end office furniture brand like Herman Miller or Teknion, your office furniture is a significant investment that needs to last. It may not be in your budget to upgrade it simply to give your office space a new look. It may not even be in your budget to upgrade it when you’re relocating to a new space – even though it’s likely that your existing furniture will not fit in your new office space. An experienced office furniture installer can help you make the most of your existing furniture in your new space.
If your plans for the New Year include possibly moving your business to a different city or state, you’re probably already aware that the cost to physically pack up and move your equipment and employees will be considerable. There are other factors besides moving expenses that you should consider carefully before committing to relocate to a new area, here are five.
If you're charged with overseeing the relocation, reconfiguration, downsizing, or long-distance move of your office, you are facing a logistical challenge. You are probably focused on timing your project to minimize company downtime and ensure that your team is able to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.
It’s always important to be careful who you trust to come into your place of business as a vendor or a service provider. When your business has access to customers’ sensitive personal information, such as financial records, medical records, and legal documents you’ve got to be especially careful.
If you are or will be in the market for new office space, you’ve probably got a laundry list of criteria. You probably have a general idea of where the office space will be located, how large it will need to be, and how much you’re willing and able to pay for it. Beyond that, your criteria will depend on your specific business, your corporate culture, and the image you’re trying to uphold.
There’s no mistaking the fact that the Texas economy is booming. Texas is a very hospitable location for businesses of all sizes and a hotspot for business relocations. Houston, in particular, is centrally located, served by two major airports, boasts one of the nation’s leading medical districts, and located moments from one of the nation’s largest ports. Houston’s professional workforce is highly educated and it’s low cost of living is incredibly attractive to employers and employees, alike.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Perception is everything.” Change is inevitable in life. Especially when you’re overseeing a business that is preparing to embark upon a major change, it’s important to notify your employees, customers, vendors, and creditors well in advance of said change. It’s even more important to notify all of these stakeholders in a thoughtful way that puts a positive spin on the event in question. This is especially true when the change you’re about to embark on is an office move or relocation.
Change is good. Change is exciting. Change signals a new beginning! When you officially make the decision to move your office, you probably experience a slight rush of anticipation. Then reality quickly sets in when you think, “Now what?” You may panic and wonder how you (and your employees, office furniture, equipment, etc.) will get from Point A (where you are currently) to Point B. Your anxiety may be exacerbated if you (as you probably are) are on a tight timeframe (i.e.: needing to completely vacate your current space by X date so you don’t incur late fees from your landlord.)
Are you planning an office move this year? If so, you’ve got many decisions to make and many contractors to line up – especially office moving experts! Office furniture movers (good office furniture movers) do much more than transport items from your old office to your new office. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until the last minute to hire an office mover or furniture installers.
With its low cost of living, central location, abundance of well-educated potential employees, and pro-business policies, more employers are setting their sights on the Lonestar State – particularly the Greater Houston area. If you are one of those employers, here are some facts to keep in mind before you make up your mind about setting up shop in Houston.