So you're looking into buying some real estate in Windsor, Ontario. What are the steps you'll need to follow to get yourself settled into your new town? Well, you'll have to sell your Central Toronto homes of course, and you'll also need a job. But since employment numbers are down all over Canada, why not be a part of the solution rather than the problem by moving your existing business to Windsor with you? Your real estate agent can give you practical advice on the subject, but for now, let our overview suffice.
Moving your location
The first thing you'll need to do is secure yourself a new location in Windsor. Generally residential real estate agents don't deal in commercial real estate, but the agent who helped you find your house can recommend someone to help you find a new home for your business. Your accounting system from Sage Software Vancouver can make the trip with you but your electric company can't, so make sure to cancel all your old utilities and services before you go.
Moving your stock
If you've got a business that deals in products or needs hardware to operate, you'll have the added hassle of moving all your equipment from one city to another. One way you can do this is to have a closing out sale and get rid of as much of it as you can before you go, much like putting up your Markham house for sale, then re-stock once you're set up in the new location. Another thing you can do is hire a freight company to move it all for you via trucks or trains or even planes if it's a really long trip, which will require that you secure a new location before the actual move.
Moving your staff
The hardest part of relocating a business is telling your employees that it's happening. You can of course give them the option of moving with you to the new location (the farther you're moving the more unlikely it is they will accept) or to lay them all off. Be sure to budget for severance pay in your moving expenses if you will be laying off staff. Even if they're not halfway through carrying out their house plans, they'll still need time to find a new job.
Moving your reputation
Moving a business doesn't necessarily mean starting all over with a new client base. Friends and advertising in the new city will go a long way toward winning over your new customers, as will any success stories you care to share from your old operation. If you've got a Europe SIM card for your cell you can even continue to do business with old clients, which the internet makes even easier.