Moving your small business from a home office to a professional office space is a big step, requiring careful research and consideration. Once you have assessed your budget and considered whether or not you want a serviced office space, there are a few more steps you might undertake to ensure a smooth transition:
- Choose a location. This will take some research. You will want to make sure that your new presence is felt, but you should also still be on the radar of your target clients and customers. If you are in retail, you might want to have a store concept or design ready to pitch to potential landlords who are looking for certain kinds of tenants.
- Update Paperwork. An important step in relocating to a new state, city, or county is updating important business regulatory paperwork. For instance, you will need to update with the local government both your “Doing Business As” name filing and your business permits and licenses. You will also need to make sure you understand any new tax requirements, and if you move states, you will need to let your previous state know about the move.
Moving your business to the next phase of its growth can be a tricky path to navigate, but a little research and an awareness of some of the issues you will have to take care of goes a long way!