5 Things To Update When Moving Your Business Location, and 2 Things to Remember!Posted on 26 October, 2015 in
It is a well established fact that moving office can be an incredibly disruptive and irritating experience. Follow our handy update checklist and make sure that your office move in Darwin is as efficient as possible.
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Your Physical Address Online
As the old saying goes; “if a job is worth doing it is worth doing right”. This maxim certainly applies to updating your address online, which may take a while, but is incredibly worthwhile and will eliminate the havoc caused by confused costumers.
Use this handy tool to find you address in the format Google recognises, and edit your business’ information in all the places it is stored. This includes Google Places, Yelp, Yahoo Local, and more.
Your Status with the Government
In order to stay in the government’s good books, and to remain on the right side of the legal line as far as the tax office is concerned, you need to inform them of your change of address as well. The last thing you want is an angry call from the taxman, so you need to ensure that the appropriate licensing and taxing entities are updated on your move.
All Your Marketing Materials
What’s the point of marketing a premises which is no longer yours? Answer: no point whatsoever! Get a master checklist of all your marketing literature and online strategies from your chief marketing officer, and make sure that everything gets corrected.
All Your Automatic Payments
Getting a call from a collections agency is embarrassing and potentially expensive once you’ve paid their commission. Avoid this annoyance by contacting your bank and updating your company’s address information. This way all those vital payments will still be processed.
All Your Web Citations
This is a tough one, as it is likely that your company is listed all over the web. The trick is to start from the top; search your old address and contact the top twenty results first, as these are the most valuable.
Things to Remember
Move Outside Peak Hours
This is a bit of a no-brainer. Moving your business means several hours of downtime at the very least, so make sure that those hours are outside of your peak time. Our after hours office removal or weekend office removal services will minimise the disruption to your business and to your profits.
Keep Your Existing Contact Number
Keeping your existing contact number will save you a whole world of inconvenience and will help you to retain your current customer base. If you have to change your number – for example, if your move has taken you a long way – arrange to keep the old number and have calls forwarded to the new one. Believe us, it will be worth it in the long run!