Moving Your Business from Sea to Shining Sea

If you plan on moving your business from one coast to another, keep a few things in mind. Moving your business across the country? A cross-country move might be one of the most significant undertakings your business will go through. Therefore, it's imperative to make sure it's done right by taking into account the following considerations:

Business Downtime

A key consideration during a business move is how much company downtime there will be. Every minute, hour or day your business doesn't operate at full capacity means lost money. You want to keep the downtime to a level as low as possible, but you should keep two things in mind:
  1. First, some downtime is inevitable. No matter how carefully you plan, there will be some downtime, even if it's the staff trying to figure out where the paperclips are.
  2. Second, sometimes it's better to have 100 percent downtime for a short period than a small amount of downtime that's constant and lasts for several days or weeks. It can be more cost-effective to close the business for two days than have it open at limited capacity for several weeks.


Before anything starts going into boxes or moving trucks, make sure it's all adequately insured. Any reputable professional moving company will offer special insurance to protect the full value of the items you're moving. It's always a good idea to take on the extra coverage. The last thing you want to deal with at the new business location is not just lost or broken equipment but eating the cost of getting a replacement. The insurance will also provide peace of mind, which is priceless during a cross-country company move. Before starting to move your business from one side of the country to the other, consult with a professional moving company like our team at Nilson Van and Storage.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.