Whether your business has outgrown your current space, or your team is ready to upgrade to a location that better fits your needs and your brand, moving is often as complicated as it is exciting. Which makes planning your move carefully critical.

Possibly the biggest challenge with relocating a business is the simple fact that unlike buying a new house, you don’t have the luxury of packing up at your own pace, or living out of boxes for weeks on end while you get settled. Your clients are relying on you to be available when they need you, which means that your move needs to happen fast, with minimal downtime and zero setbacks. No easy feat.

This checklist covers every aspect of the moving process, from what your timeline should look like, to how best to divvy up resources to make the transition to your new space as smooth as possible.

And as you could expect from an IT provider, the checklist also includes some awesome tips for getting your business’ important technology up and running quickly, such as:

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  • Making sure your Internet and phone service is hooked up at your new location and has been thoroughly tested BEFORE you cancel your old service.
  • Creating a hard copy of all logins, passwords, and vendor contact information in case you are hit with network issues during the transition, and can’t access them electronically.
  • Testing any and all equipment, hardware, or other devices the day before your employees are scheduled to return to work.
  • Contacting your IT provider well in advance to plan out the relocation of your network and systems.