Moving Your Small Business? Three Steps That Will Make The Transition Much Smoother

22 September 2015
 Categories: Business, Articles

Under the best of circumstances, running a small business can be an overwhelming challenge. However, chances are none of the obstacles you have faced will compare to relocating your humble enterprise to another state. It can take weeks or even months to cut through all the red tape, so if you don't have that kind of time, there are a few ways to make the process run more smoothly. Here are three simple ways you can expedite your small business relocation:

Understand the Legal Implications

Did you know that the amount of paperwork involved with moving your small business is dependent on which type of business you're running? For example, if your business is classified as a sole proprietorship, you will need to fill out a DBA, or Doing Business As, registration at your new county's courthouse.

On the other hand, if your company is classified as a LLC, or Limited Liability Company, you have several other options available – from creating an entirely new LLC is your new home state to classifying yourself as a foreign LLC.

If you're feeling confused by all the acronyms and legal jargon, don't hesitate to contact a corporate attorney immediately. With the help of your attorney, you will find a way to sort through all the confusion to ensure you can legally set up shop in your new home state.

Hire a Corporate Relocation Service

Between filling out a mountain of paperwork to finding the ideal new out-of-state location to set-up your small business, chances are the last thing on your mind is actually packing up and moving. If you're feeling the strain or are on a serious time crunch, it's time to consider hiring a corporate relocation service (such as

If you're unsure whether the added expense is worth it, here are just a few of the many reasons why you should consider hiring a corporate relocation service:

  • From the bubble wrap to more specialized packaging, your corporate relocation service will provide you with everything you need to get your business equipment to your new location.

  • Hiring a relocation service to pack up and move your small business can provide you with the free time to pack up and move all your personal belongings.

  • Your small business equipment wasn't cheap, and if it suffers damage during the move, the replacement costs can be astronomical. However, if you hire a fully-insured relocation service, you won't have to worry about coming up with the cash necessary to replace anything that is damaged during the move.

If you've never utilized a corporate relocation service, don't hesitate to contact the professionals in your area. The helpful staff will provide you with a price quote, time line and any other vital information you will need.

What About Your Staff?

Finally, if you have a loyal staff that is willing to move with you to another state, one of the best ways to show your appreciation is by providing them with moving expenses. Once again, hiring a relocation service is your best option.

However, if you're not able to retain your staff, it is vital to find the right employees for your small business. This can be tricky because you're new in town, which is why one of the best places to start is by getting your name out there.

Hosting a hiring fair or throwing a small neighborhood block party to introduce yourself can not only help you find new employees, it can also help you find new clients or customers!

Bankrate also recommends contacting a temporary staffing agency to help you fill any positions until you find permanent employees.

Moving your small business to a new state can seem overwhelming and very time consuming. However, with the help of a corporate relocation service and your trusty employees, it is possible to quickly get your small business up and running in your new home town.