Starting a business is a challenge. Moving while starting a business makes it doubly challenging. However, with the right attitude and some planning, it can be done. You’ll need to decide what kind of business you’ll run and where you’ll have your headquarters. If it’s a home-based business, assess if you have the space you need or if you need some extra storage. If your current location doesn’t work, you need to buy and move into a new home. Here are some tips from Moving House to help make your move a success.
Make a Plan and Get Started
A journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step, and a successful business starts with a primary business plan. You’ll want to write a plan and make sure it covers some important details, including:
- Type of business. Are you selling products or services?
- The offering. What are you selling, and how does it set you apart from the competition?
- Customers. Where will you get paying customers or clients?
- Funding. Financing can come from loans from banks, savings, friends, and family.
- Supplies. Where will you get materials and inventory?
- Legalities. Consider the structure of your organisation, such as sole proprietorship or limited company, and licenc
If you have a product or service in mind, you can research how you’re going to get started in between house shopping.
Find and Purchase a Home in the Perfect Location
To start a home-based business, you’ll need to find a house that can be suitable as your dream home and in a good location for your business. That could mean a home with a larger home office, more storage, and a proper setting for meeting clients if necessary.
An estate agent can help you to find the right property. Once you find that perfect place, an agent can work with you to find a mortgage and compare different lenders and lending options.
A conventional mortgage may be the best option because:
- It’s low cost. There may be fewer fees and smaller down payments compared to other loans.
- It has multiple options for down payments. In some cases, houses can be purchased with a small down payment.
- Rates can be adjustable or fixed. Options include fixed rate or variable rate, such as an ARM. Research what is the current interest rate of available mortgages to find a loan that works for you.
- Mortgage insurance can be avoided. If you put down 20%, you won’t have to pay mortgage insurance.
Make an effort to set aside time every day for business, then work with your estate agent to finalise the home purchase.
Keeping track of the various documents for one’s business in addition to the paperwork for a move can be challenging. Fortunately, keeping digital records has never been easier—just follow these 4 steps to convert multiple pages into a single PDF. This means you can create PDFs that contain all relevant documents in a single file. Having a single reference point can be quite helpful when tracking various documents.
Set Up Your New Home Office
Once you’ve made the move, you’ll need a place to get work done. For that you’ll need:
- Your desk and computer setup
- An internet connection
- Wi-Fi for your phones and tablets
As soon as you unpack your computer, you can get to work even if you’re not fully unpacked.
Finish the Move and Get Down to Business
As far as handling the logistics of the relocation itself, you’ll want to minimise the stress and hassle as much as you can, so you can concentrate on the important things, such as managing and growing your new business. For more information and resources to help you have a smooth and successful move, visit Moving House today!