If you’re starting a new business, or if you’re moving your business from one office to another, then you have a lot to think about. There are a lot of complications and considerations to make when moving to a new office. It’s an exciting time, but you need to do it properly. Ensure business keeps running smooth by making sure all of your utilities are set up correctly.
You absolutely need running water at your new office! You need to water to quench thirst, to clean the office (and yourself!), and for first aid purposes. Quite often, you’ll already be hooked up with a water service via the landlord. But if this isn’t the case, or if you’ve just purchased the office yourself, then you need to get this sorted out. It’s important you get this done before you move into the new office. You don’t want your employees being stuck in an office without running water!
This will all be much easier if your office is in a metropolitan area. The municipal water service will probably do. If you’re in a more isolated area, it’ll be a bit trickier. Make sure you know how to get yourself connected with water when you’re out of the popular way.
I’m willing to bet your company is going to use a lot of electricity. What company doesn’t these days? Any smart person is worried about their carbon footprint. But there’s no getting around the fact that businesses need to use a lot of electricity. There will be several computers on simultaneously, all doing varying processing tasks. There are printers, phones, lights to keep on.
Who you go with for your electricity is more open than with water. There are several electrical companies out there, but not all of them will suit your needs. Going with a company specialising in domestic electricity isn’t going to help you much. Those rates are tailored to your average household electricity usage. You’re going to be using a lot more. It’s best to go with a company that specialises in business electricity. They will have rates customised for your needs.
People often forget about this one! But the average company produces quite a lot of trash. Sure, you can set up garbage cans and recycling bins. But do you know what to do with them once they’ve been filled?
In most metropolitan areas, you are under a legal obligation to use a trash service. This will be for general trash and recycling. (You are recycling, right?) Make sure you keep your office clean and on the right side of the law. As with electricity, you should look into trash services tailored for business.
No doubt you’re going to be using the Internet a lot. It’s important not to skimp out on this part. A slow Internet connection kills productivity!
What Internet service you can use may depend on your location. Go through as many Internet service websites as you can; many have a feature that allows you to check for such availability. If you’re also going to be using a phone line and/or television, consider getting them all as part of a package to save money.