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Guide to Office Moving Made Easy

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Sometimes, companies also need an office change.  Perhaps this could be moving to a next block, or moving across the state, the process is still the same.  However, a change in the office may be something good.  It gives employees a chance to move change the scenery and get a new work space as well.  Or perhaps the company will be able to get a new and bigger space due to the move.
An office move is something that needs a lot of planning.  Because of the move is not done right, then it could impact of the company negatively and affect the employees and the work as well.  Of course, as the owner of a company, you would like, as much as possible, not to disrupt the work in the office right?
Therefore, it would be wiser to plan the move as early as possible in an office move.
There are a lot of things that are needed in an office move.  Experts recommend that the plan for the move should be done as early as 9-18 months prior to the actual move.  Of course, there should be a person assigned in the office to oversee this move.  This person is in charge of planning and preparing for the move.  Of course, this person will also deal with the lease for the buildings as well as the relocation.
Another reason why moves should be planned as early as possible is so that the company will be able to consider all the options and the competition as well.
Of course, choosing the right movers will also be a long and difficult process.  Of course, in big moves such as these, there will be different companies who will be vying to be the ones to help in the move.  The person in charge of the move in the company should also be able to choose among the many office movers available in the area.
A company move may sound like something very big.  However, this is not always the case.  The move can actually be broken down into simple tasks that can be done.  These simple tasks should be done prior to the move so that later on, the bigger tasks will be taken cared of more easily.
There are various Office Relocation Checklists available online.  Or perhaps you can consult with a professional moving company if they have their own checklist.  This checklist will help you make the move easier and faster as well.
There are choices for you in moving.  Perhaps you think that not employing a moving company will help you alleviate the costs for the move.  Maybe you think that using your own employees will be a lot cheaper because they already work for you.  This should not be done because your employees may give you a cheaper advantage; they are not really equipped for the job.
Think about it: your employees are not professional movers.  They don’t know how to handle the move and how to handle the things at the office for the move as well.  Just think that not everybody is capable of moving the IT equipment.
Hiring a professional office moving company should be best because these people are trained to move sensitive equipment.  They can also install lighting fixtures and even help you renovate the new office space.
Another great thing about hiring professionals is that they know things about moving that you don’t always know about.
To sum it all up, in office relocation, there are important things that you need to consider and those are to plan early, make sure that you understand what is needed in relocation, and of course, get the help of professionals in moving.

Starting a Business Internationally

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Starting a Business Internationally
Growing a business is easy with networking. Here are a few tips to help you:
1. Be generous. Provide free booklets, connections, help and advice. The more you give, the more you will receive.
2. Be visible. Get a website, start a blog, write a book, join and attend clubs, net works and conferences, give talks and workshops and have effective branding that gets you noticed.
3. Be passionate. If you truly love what you do for a living then your enthusiasm will convince others you are doing a good job. This will make you memorable and help you to get referrals.
4. Be local and global. Grow your network everywhere and remember everyone is useful.
5. Be kind. Nurture your network by keeping in touch, saying thank you for referrals that turn into business now and again. Buy people lunch occasionally and stay in touch

Moving - Before the Moving Takes Place

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Three phases of the move before, during, and after—the three environments—educational, social, and family—should be considered.

Before the Move

Timing the move is important. Parents should carefully consider their options when faced with the decision to move. Certain moves may be inevitable, as when a parent must transfer jobs, or impossible to predict, as when a parent dies. But when circumstances allow for flexibility, it is often better to postpone or avoid a move at certain transitional times, such as when a teen is a junior in high school, or immediately following a divorce. Some people find that moving mid year enables children to take the second part of the school year to adjust, while others find that starting fresh in the fall when change typically happens is easier. When timing is not ideal, options may be possible to ease the strain, such as having a high school student remain in town with a friend or relative to finish out the year. The pros and cons for all those involved must be carefully weighed, and when an older child is affected, the child’s wishes should be considered.

Talk about the decision. Explain the reason for the move in language appropriate to the child’s age. If the move is for the better, explain how it will affect the children for the better. If the move will mean difficult changes, parents must be honest about things that will and will not change. For older children, include them, if possible, in any decision making. Although children may not have veto power about the move, allow them control over certain areas of their life such as the color of their new bedroom or the choice of after-school activities.

Of course, whenever possible, children should visit the new home and town before the move. If this is not possible, obtaining a video or having friends or a real estate agent send pictures via the Internet will help children visualize their new home, make the decision real, and help them plan the living arrangements.

Older children may enjoy using the Internet to research their new home. Map Quest and visitor’s bureau information sites can get them involved, interested, and looking forward to self-designed adventures.

It can be helpful to plan the first visit back home before setting out. Children will be less likely to feel alone if they are able to look forward to getting back together with friends.

Be prepared for difficult reactions and be careful not to succumb to bribes or threats. Children are often naturally upset and angry about a move. Parents should not sugar coat or minimize their reactions, nor should they avoid a child’s negativity. Some leniency may creep in—extra time spent on the computer or watching TV—however, it is important to set limits on behavior and acting out, but it is also important to accept their sadness.

For children with special needs, parents should plan ahead for referrals and resources. Maintaining consistent services and proactively setting up systems for children with educational, medical, or mental health needs can ease the transition, help maintain progress, and deal with problems resulting from the move. Current tutors, teachers, mental health and medical professionals should be consulted and asked for recommendations and help in obtaining services in the new location.

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