Taking your business out of the digital realm can be a daunting prospect. If you have been operating an online business from home and you have reached the limits of what you can do alone, it might be time to move into your first office space. On the other hand, you might be an established online company with a remote workforce, looking to establish a business HQ. To make the move as seamless as possible, it’s important that you focus on some key areas.
To ensure that your business can operate successfully from your new brick and mortar location, you need to create the right environment. How you set up your office space will have a huge impact on productivity, morale and how efficiently your office operates. When you are taking your business into “the real world”, you need to ensure that the move is straightforward, that downtime is minimized and that your business is set up for success moving forward.
Let’s take a look at a few tips that will help you to take your online business into the office environment with ease.
Stock Your Office With Everything You Need
Before you and your employees step foot in your new office, you need to ensure that you have all the supplies and equipment you need to carry out your day-to-day tasks. As you and your team may have been working remotely until now, it’s a good idea to ask your employees what they need to perform their work duties. You will need quality printing supplies, such as Canon ink cartridges and high-quality paper to ensure your prints are of professional quality. You will also need to provide comfortable workstations, computers and other equipment your team will need. Having your office fully stocked and ready-to-go will ensure that your business operates efficiently from the moment you arrive at your new office space.
Familiarise Your Team With The Space
Before you officially open your new office space and start work, you need to take the time to introduce your team to their new home. Having a small get together in the office to give your employees a tour, show them their workstations and celebrate the launch of your new workplace, can be a great way to boost morale and get your team excited about your new office. Taking this approach, you can ensure that your team is ready for work when they arrive on the first day at your office, rather than spending the first day investigating the new space. This means a more productive workforce and less downtime for your business through the transition.
Inform Your Customers About Your New Office
Having a physical office space where customers can meet with you can help to build credibility in your brand. When you move your business from an online setup to a brick and mortar office space, it’s important to share the news with your customers. Share photos of your new office space on social media, announce the news in your newsletter or reach out to local media to help spread the word about your new office opening. Promoting the launch of your physical business will help to attract new customers and highlight your new venture to your existing customers. Moving from a solely online business to a physical office space is a big milestone for any business and is worth sharing with the world!
Ensure A Smooth Transition When Taking Your Business To The Office Environment
Moving your online business to a physical office space might seem daunting at first but with the right approach, you can ensure the transition is seamless. Be sure to stock your new office space with everything you need, familiarise your team with the space and inform your customers about your new location. Following these steps will help you to launch your new brick and mortar office space with confidence and ensure your business continues to go from strength to strength.
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