As a new business owner, making the first move to your new and stunning office location can be a milestone worthy of celebration. You might have made some respectable business growth from your dorm room, but there’s nothing like the tangible presence of an office to cement the rewards your efforts have achieved.
It can be easy, especially if you never expected to get this far, to be overwhelmed by this new fact and not focus a clinical eye towards what this means. We couldn’t blame you. There’s no hard and fast manual to describe the various ways you should or shouldn’t feel during a business establishment, and for a good reason.
However, if you do hope to move into the new office location as seamlessly as possible, then the following tips could help you tremendously:
It can often be the case that the electrical setup of a building, be that a storehouse, an office, or even a manufacturing line is not equipped for the specific electrical needs you have. Messing around with these systems yourself or overloading them in an effort to get up and started as quickly as possible is a sure fire way to injure yourself and your staff, and is extremely dangerous. Instead, call the professionals such as Caslec Electrical & Data for your electrical installation needs, as with a service like this you will keep more utility and authority over how you dictate your electrical setup needs to be.
Your IT systems are integral to your business. If you’ve been running your operation from a dorm room, it’s likely you have no need for someone to tell you this. This also will likely mean you understand that downtime might not be acceptable. For this reason, getting set up in the new office while you continue your IT operations at home might be investing in new equipment.
It might not be too expensive to do this, as Thinkpad laptops or used system servers can be found on sites like eBay, mass sold as part of a company emptying their stocks affordably. It’s also important to set up your internet plan, and potentially install lines for multiple routers depending on the size of your office. This also means a ton of wiring, so be sure to chart out the network here to exercise good cable management effectively. When you do make the transition over to the new offices, this new IT setup should be ready and waiting for you to begin work immediately.
It is always your responsibility to ensure that your staff are well protected, and so analyzing your office safety is paramount. If you’re renting from an office management firm, it’s likely that the building is continually maintained, but if purchasing then you may need to hire site inspectors before you decide on a place, and certainly before you move in. Familiarize yourself with the fire safety guides and begin your efforts to chart out a safe and fast path from the building. Bring in a fire safety professional to assess your IT setup and as a result confirm the safe operation of your entire equipment load.
With this taken care of, the initial steps into your new office location will be well defined. We wish you well in your new office adventure.