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Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for a while, it’s always an exciting time when you move into an official business location. But with a brick-and-mortar location comes new responsibilities, so it’s important to plan the move effectively. We’ve included a checklist of things to keep in mind to ensure a seamless transition:
People won’t know you exist without the proper signage. Not only does it help direct people to your business, it is also a great wait to raise awareness and increase brand exposure. Signs.com has everything you need from banners to window decals.
Technology is an important aspect of business success. Reliable server capability and efficient internet speed can have a great impact on productivity. Setting up a VolP communication system through a company like Ooma is cost-effective solution to make voice calls using the internet instead of a traditional phone line.
If you are selling a product, having a good inventory management system helps maximize potential sales. As a primary source of revenue, it’s one of your most valuable assets. Stockpile is a free inventory management system that is easily managed through a simple interface.
Both public liability and professional indemnity insurance covers you from any potential injury of customers/and or employees as well as any possible damage. If you are leasing, sometimes a portion of this may be covered in the lease agreement. All the major insurance companies offer this type of coverage, but Statewidespecializes in commercial insurance needs.
Utilities are variable costs that can fluctuate from month-to-month. Specifically, your energy bill can have a big impact on your cost base. EnergyBot can help you find the best energy plan in your area and lock you into a lower long-term rate than what you would find if you went with an energy broker.
Every business requires some form of equipment and basic supplies. This includes everything from a copier to the coffee machine. If your cashflow is tight and you’re not yet ready to make a commitment to purchase equipment, Associated Bank is a commercial leasing company that offers everything from furniture to trucks.
Moving into a new business location doesn’t have to be stressful if you’re prepared. Our team here at EnergyBot want to help make the transition as seamless as possible.
When it comes to buying pretty much anything – a car, furniture, shoes, or even pizza…we are all looking for the best price. Which is, of course, usually the lowest price. So we shop around…visiting online stores or stopping by traditional brick-and-mortar stores or even simply asking friends for recommendations. Eventually, we will find a price that we’re willing to pay and make the purchase.
If you made the commitment to be a green business, or just want to be a little more green, then signing up for an energy plan that includes green energy sources is one of the simplest ways to take that first step and reduce the carbon footprint for your business.
Introducing EnergyScore™ – a free tool from EnergyBot that reveals the hidden factors that energy suppliers use to calculate and quote an energy rate for your business. There are more than 19 factors that determine your energy rate. Without a PhD in energy, it’s nearly impossible to break down each factor and understand how it influences and contributes to the final energy rate in your energy plan.