To operate a successful and profitable business, owners must be able to make savvy financial decisions. Saving money whenever possible is often a top priority,
That said, there are certain times when cutting corners leaves a company at risk for significant losses. In those instances, it simply makes good financial sense to invest in a higher quality product, an educational opportunity or professional services. A prime example lies in moving one’s business from one location to another.
Why Business Owners Choose a DIY Move
The primary reason why business owners would choose to have their own employees handle a move is simple: cost. They may feel that the hourly rate they would pay their staff and the cost of any rental trucks or other necessary equipment would make the move less costly than hiring a professional moving company.
On paper, the numbers might support that assumption. In reality, however, there are plenty of hidden costs that can make a DIY move a complete disaster.
Risks of a DIY Move
Damage or destruction of equipment
Asking your employees to serve in the role of professional mover can lead to a number of accidents in which valuable equipment is mishandled, lost or broken.
The items may not be properly packed to avoid damage during transport. The truck might not be loaded in a way that would prevent the contents from shifting or falling. Upon arrival, damage can occur while unloading the truck and when setting up the new office space. All of these risks come with financial repercussions.
The people who staff your business are valuable resources in and of themselves. Asking them to serve as professional movers leaves them vulnerable to injury.
Workers can strain their backs, boxes or furniture could fall on them, there could be accidents involving the moving trucks. The list goes on and on. Losing a worker due to a workers’ comp claim can have a huge financial impact for a company. Being sued by an injured worker can be even worse.
Even a relatively simple move across town will require a degree of time and effort. Expecting employees to handle the move removes them from their daily obligations. Even worse, the office relocation will inevitably take longer due to the fact that your employees are not trained movers. This all translates to lost time on the job and less chance to make a profit.
Why You Should Hire Expert Relocation Systems
With more than 18 years of experience, the professional movers at Expert Relocation Systems know how to get your office moved quickly, safely and at minimal cost. Our teams do this day in and day out, and we know the best way to pack, load, unload and set up your commercial office space.
As a commercial moving company, our work is fully insured, so any equipment that might be damaged can be replaced. By using a professional moving company, business owners are able to experience an efficient, affordable and effective move that allows their employees to focus on their own role within the company.
We invite you to contact us today for a quote or with any questions or concerns that you might have.