5 Tips For Relocating Your Small Business to Overland Park

If you’ve been expanding your business and have outgrown your existing location, you may be in the market for a new space. Perhaps you’re considering a move to Overland Park, where it ranked #15 on the Best Places to Find a Job. Amazon, Accenture, IBM, and JP Morgan Chase are all among the big employers who call Overland Park home.

So, you’ll be in good company if you decide to relocate your small business here. Locating the perfect office space for your business won’t always be easy, but you just need to give it time and do the research. Then, once you have found something within your budget and are happy with the potential commute times, you can start researching local commercial movers who can help make the relocation happen smoothly.

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It’s tough to be productive and profitable when you’re packing up your stuff or you’re between locations. That’s why you need to choose a mover that will get you moved out of the old place and into the new one quickly and efficiently.

To help you in your journey to a new location in Overland Park, we have compiled these five tips for your small business.

1.  Make a Timeline for Packing and Moving

The coordination of a move is challenging to say the least, especially when you consider all the heavy and expensive equipment and furniture your office has. Assess the current situation of your office and compare it with the layout in the new place. Tell your employees of the move as soon as you can, usually at least four to six months beforehand. Leave plenty of time to schedule updating the Internet and phone services, and garnering all the necessary permits, insurance policies and licenses.

2.  Allocate Resources

Enlist the help of commercial movers to help with the heavy, expensive, and delicate items. Ask your employees to pack up their desks and surrounding areas – just the small stuff.

3.  Hire Movers and Cleaners Prior

Between one to three months prior to the move, book the movers, then once that date is set, hire a cleaning service so the space will be spotless for the next tenant to move in. Make sure you also hire another cleaning service in the new place so it’s clean before you move everyone in.

4.  Notify Vendors

Do this one to three months beforehand. You don’t want any delays in service once you arrive in the new location. Any disruptions in phone, Internet or mail can cripple you in the first couple of crucial days. Make necessary changes to your shipping and billing addresses, and order new furniture or signage at this time.

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5.  Update Your Website, Letterhead, Business Cards

At the same time, you should update your website with an announcement of the new location. Change all instances of your phone number and address on your website as well as all your socials and review platforms. Don’t forget to update Google My Business listings too.

Other Reasons For Moving to Overland Park

The choice to relocate a business doesn’t only revolve around your company. You want to make sure a particular city will be a good all-around choice for your family and that of your employees. Here’s why Overland Park would be a good choice.

The Weather is Nice

Did you know Kansas has 230 sunny days a year and that the highest average temperature is 92 degrees? Of course, the lowest is a chilly 18 degrees, which you can expect in January. Here, you get hot and muggy summers, and cold, dry winters.

The Neighborhoods are Safe

Overland Park, located in northeastern Kansas, sits at the junction of Interstate 435 and U.S. Route 69. It’s only 13 miles from Kansas City, so if you’re worried about the commute into the metro area, don’t. The commute times are low compared with other places. The city comprises an eclectic mix of neighborhoods, with border towns including:

  • Olathe
  • Prairie Village
  • Mission
  • Merriam
  • Lenexa
  • Shawnee

Top-rated neighborhoods in Overland Park include Nall Hills, Oak Park, Wycliff, Pinehurst and Regency Park.

The Cost of Living is Decent

The cost of living is not amazing, but it’s not terrible either. The median household income is $86,000 and the median property value is $396,000 — reasonably priced when compared against other local real estate markets. The cost of living here is 111, which is higher than the state average of 83. But people earn more money in Overland Park than in other comparable Midwest cities.

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The Schools are Solid

There are three main school districts that provide public education to Overland Park residents:

  • Olathe School District (four public high schools)
  • Shawnee Mission School District (five public high schools)
  • Blue Valley School District (five public high schools)

There are also some top-notch private schools here, including:

  • Holy Cross High School
  • Thomas Aquinas High School
  • Holy Spirit High School
  • Ascension High School

All operate under the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

Public Transportation Abounds

It’s pretty easy to travel from Overland Park via interstates 435 and 35 and U.S. Highway 69, thanks to the bus service known as “The JO” from Johnson County Transit. There are also Greyhound buses that you can catch from several terminals in Overland Park. And the Kansas City International Airport, just a 40-minute drive’s away, is available if you need to fly for work.

There’s Lots to Do

Overland Park is in the top 10 of the “100 Best Places to Live in the United States” list compiled by CNN Money. From the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens to the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, there are many popular tourist attractions in the area.

Contact Moving Proz

When you’ve taken the time to plan everything out in advance, the day of your commercial or office move should go very smoothly. To start off with a free quote on our commercial moves, contact us in our Overland Park office at 913-361-6462.

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