The Relocation ConundrumThere’s always pros or cons to relocating. For instance, you might be trying to escape a tight regulatory environment. But, your customer base is very broad and strong, and moving elsewhere might invite other obstacles. Or, there’s a huge upside to moving to a state with lower taxes, however, doing so means that you’ll have to take on less work in order to maintain your same level of quality with your current client base.
Businesses grow. Products change. Economies flourish or flounder. Any combination of these or other factors can lead you to consider the possibility of relocating a business. As you consider the reasons to relocate your business, your primary concern has to be how the move is going to affect your bottom line. Don’t make any move without first considering all the factors for relocation and determining what the move may do to your customer base. —Houston Chronicle Small BusinessObviously, there are upsides and downsides to almost any business decision. And, it is up to you to examine those advantages and disadvantages in order to decide whether or not it’s right to make a change. That’s where the “paralysis by analysis” phenomenon begins, causing you to overthink the situation and abandoning the idea altogether.
3 Top Business Relocation ConsiderationsBecause it’s such a big decision, it’s best to focus on just a few of the most basic questions. So, let’s take a look at some of the top business relocation considerations you start with:
- Overall cost. This not only includes the cost of moving, but expenses you’ll incur thereafter, such as taxes. Moving isn’t cheap, particularly if you have a large operation already in place. Then, there are the long-term costs, such as the aforementioned taxes. Think and project the most realistic scenario in order to gain an understanding of the feasibility of relocating.
- Work force pool. If you do move your business to another location, whether it’s to a nearby city, a neighboring county, or an entirely different state, the workforce pool will likely change, at least somewhat. Give this some serious thought and do a little research into possible relocation areas in order to make yourself aware of the local workforce pool.
- Growth potential. Obviously, if you’re reconsidering locating your business because of a downturn, make sure you’re not moving laterally to another destination that will resign you to the same fate. You should pick potential relocation areas based on your ability to grow your company over the long-term.