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New office space is at least a three-to-five year commitment and moving is intensely disruptive and costly. Savvy business owners carefully consider long-term physical issues such as square footage, location and parking, as well as less-evident factors like Internet availability, environmental conditions—and even network cabling.

Any of these issues, and more, can prolong a move, disrupt business and even diminish the value of the office space and the business that inhabits it. Over the next few months, we’ll share practical advice on this page for every aspect of your next office relocation. Each time we update the content, we’ll send a reminder to everyone on our list (to make sure you are on it, click here).

Office Move Tips Part 1: From Space to Connectivity, Partnership Counts.

One of the most overlooked opportunities in relocation is establishing new, long-term strategic partnerships, whether with a real estate agent or an Internet or telephony provider. Many business owners are so pressured for time that they end up personally sifting through real estate listings, or searching online for area providers, rather than identifying key partners. We’re here to say, “Don’t fall into that trap.”

Eric Sapoznik
Eric Sapoznik

Keller Williams
Commercial Real Estate
Phone: 678.298.1600
Cell: 770.289.0019
Email: eric.s@kw.com

Real Estate. Selecting the perfect office site starts with determining what you need—location, space, cooling, Internet availability (e.g., do you need fiber speed?) and more. Only when those decisions are made should business owners begin their site search.

Hiring a commercial real estate agent with broad experience can save immense amounts of money and time—and the advice costs little to nothing. At Carmichael, we enthusiastically recommend Eric Sapoznik with Keller Williams. Not only is Eric a savvy realtor—he also gained nearly a decade of IT experience before entering the real estate market. That insight enables him to help business owners match locations to their technology needs.

Internet and Phone Service. Your Internet and phone service can be through one provider, but they don’t have to be. Whether you select one provider or two, any firm should be a partner that you both trust and respect. Deals come and go, and outages can cause real harm to your firm’s reputation. Additionally, providers should be future-focused—with plans to leverage emerging technologies for your benefit.

Carmichael has developed a comprehensive list of reliable, reputable firms that provide Internet and phone service, and we provide it at no charge to our customers. We also help with evaluation—using our expertise to help customers weigh the pros and cons for every option, comparing features side-by-side and finding exactly what they need.

Is Your New Office Up to
Speed on Technology
(click to read the article)

(Remember that connectivity issues can extend beyond the provider. Do the building and location meet your needs, not only for Internet but also for cellular connections? To read more about these and other technology considerations, click here.)

Environmental and Physical Conditions. From ensuring sufficient space for both employees and customers to exploring ambient noise, physical and environmental factors can make or break the appropriateness of a location. Physical conditions can also affect technology—Plenum locations can restrict cabling runs; cooling issues can negatively impact hardware.

Carmichael performs technology-focused “site assessments,” to determine how much work a facility will require to meet conditions—and whether there are configuration options that will reduce expenses. Basic activities, such as redesigning cabling layouts for greater efficiency, can save thousands of dollars in installation costs.

Office Move Tips Part 2: From Space to Connectivity to Office Furniture, Partnership Counts.

One of the most overlooked opportunities in relocation is establishing new, long-term strategic partnerships, whether with a real estate agent or an Internet or office furniture provider. Many business owners are so pressured for time that they end up personally searching online for area providers, rather than identifying key partners. We’re here to say, “Don’t fall into that trap.”

Tim McCormack
Tim McCormack

President
Business Transition 360
678-360-8708
tim.mccormack@businesstransition360.com

Business Transitions 360

Office Furniture. During any interior office construction project, the major components are always built and installed in a particular order: 1) walls, ceiling and infrastructure; 2) floor finishes; 3) furniture (e.g. desks, cubicles and conference room tables.) Build your plans around this workflow and you will save both inconvenience and money.

At Carmichael, we highly recommend utilizing Business Transitions 360 for their office furniture and relocation services. Tim McCormack, president of Business Transitions 360, will provide a single source solution for buying and selling office furniture at a reasonable price. Not only does Business Transitions 360 assist in the buying and selling of furniture, they also offer decommission and broom sweep services, low voltage cabling and furniture installation services. Their expertise makes relocating offices an effortless experience.

Internet and Phone Service. Your Internet and phone service can be through one provider, but they don’t have to be. Whether you select one provider or two, any firm should be a partner that you both trust and respect. Deals come and go, and outages can cause real harm to your firm’s reputation. Additionally, providers should be future-focused—with plans to leverage emerging technologies for your benefit.

Carmichael has developed a comprehensive list of reliable, reputable firms that provide Internet and phone service, and we provide it at no charge to our customers. We also help with evaluation—using our expertise to help customers weigh the pros and cons for every option, comparing features side-by-side and finding exactly what they need.

Bringing Your Office Vision to Life
on Someone Else’s Canvas
(click to read the article)

(Remember that connectivity issues can extend beyond the provider. Do the building and location meet your needs, not only for Internet but also for cellular connections? To read more about these and other technology considerations, click here.)

Environmental and Physical Conditions. From ensuring sufficient space for both employees and customers to exploring ambient noise, physical and environmental factors can make or break the appropriateness of a location. Physical conditions can also affect technology—Plenum locations can restrict cabling runs; cooling issues can negatively impact hardware.

Carmichael performs technology-focused “site assessments,” to determine how much work a facility will require to meet conditions—and whether there are configuration options that will reduce expenses. Basic activities, such as redesigning cabling layouts for greater efficiency, can save thousands of dollars in installation costs.

Office Move Tips Part 3: Moving Day—Enjoy a Smooth, Productive Transition

It’s Moving Day for Your Office! Now What?
(click to read the article)

Organizing and orchestrating an office move is stressful and time-consuming, making it easy to overlook the last-minute details that make moving day a success, not a mess. Following are some tips to reduce confusion and inconvenience during the physical move.

Start Clean; Keep It Clean

One of the most overlooked aspects of a move is selecting a cleaning service. Some office leases include routine cleaning, but that doesn’t mean it is stringent enough to keep equipment operating at peak performance—and employees health.

Office desks contain more than 400 times the number of germs as a bathroom toilet; germs that contribute to the U.S. worker sick day average of seven days per year. Implementing a professional office cleaning service program can prevent germs from spreading—and help extend the life of expensive equipment that can be compromised by dust.

Brenda MalikCarmichael recommends Brenda Malik, of Lee and Lewis, an authorized franchisee. We work with Brenda and can personally attest to her commitment to deliver a quality office cleaning program that fits your needs and budget! Some of her office cleaning services include:

To learn more, contact Brenda at 678-861-7413.