Once you have decided that you are ready to move your small business out of the home, and you have assessed your budget and business needs, there a still a few more steps to smoothly transition into a new office space:
#3 Choose a Location
Making a final location decision will require some research. You want to make sure the presence of your business will be felt, but also that you are visible and accessible to your regular customers or clients. If you are in retail, it is a good idea to have a design or store concept ready to help you describe your business plan to landlords looking for a certain kind of tenant for their property.
#4 Update Your Paperwork
When you move to a new city, state, or county, you will have to make sure to update several different business requirements. For instance, your “Doing Business As” name will need to be updated with the local government, as well as your business licenses and permits. You will also need to make sure you understand your new location’s tax requirements. Finally, make sure you notify your former state of your move.
If it is time to move your small business out of your home office, do not be afraid to take that leap, but do prepare yourself by assessing your needs and finances, doing a little research, and making sure you have all of your paperwork in order.