Things You Must Update When Relocating Your Business Location

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Have you ever moved your business location? It is not an undemanding task, but it is necessary to stay competitive. This article will give you the steps that every business should take when they move their physical address for their home or office. You may think that updating your website and marketing materials is enough, but other things need to be done as well. Read on to find out more.

Change Your Physical Address Online

Changing your physical address online is one of the most important things you can do when moving your business location. Make sure to update your address on every website and online directory where it appears. It includes your company website, Google Maps, Yelp, and other online directories or review sites.

It would be great if you asked yourself the following questions in regards to changing your physical address:

What are the benefits of buying an official business address?

For example, is there any difference between registering my company in London to having an official mailing/registered address here?

Answering these questions will help you decide if renting or purchasing a physical registered office address is suitable for your company.

Update Your Address on Every Piece of Marketing You Have

Updating your address on every piece of marketing you have is extremely important in that it will help ensure that you are receiving all of the information about your business.

Update Citations

You’ll want to ensure that every site on which you have a presence has updated their address with yours, including local directories and review sites. It is because Google uses these types of sources for its citation indexing, so it’s essential to keep them current.

Updating your citations has the following benefits:

  • Helps customers find you correctly
  • Maintains your online reputation
  • Keeps your business looking professional

Update paid search campaigns

Update Your Paid Search Campaigns

Even if you are running a campaign to drive mobile phone users directly to your new location, you’ll want to ensure that the movement itself is updated with the correct address. It can be done by modifying the URL of each ad group within an AdWords account.

Try To Keep Your Phone Number

If possible, try not to change or disconnect any services explicitly related to your business’s telephone number because this will likely result in having it severed for good if they cannot update their records accordingly.

Keeping your phone number is vital because customers may still try to reach you at the old number and because it can help with your SEO efforts.

 

Inform Government Agencies and Community Partners & Friends About Moving

You should also reach out to local governing bodies and other companies who may have some relationship with yours, informing them of your new address. Additionally, don’t forget to tell all of your friends and followers on social media about your move.

Conclusion

Making the necessary updates when moving your business location is key to a smooth transition. By taking care of everything from updating addresses on marketing materials to reaching out to community partners, you’ll be well on your way to having a successful relocation.

 

Could A Franchise Be Your Way To Career Independence?

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In 2019, there were 5 million self-employed people in the UK (Source: GOV.UK). Many people dream of being their own boss and working for themselves. It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to planning your future career. Some people simply decide to freelance and consult in their area of expertise. Others want a total change in direction. 

One option you may not have considered is buying a franchise. Not be confused with a Multi-Level-Marketing scheme, a franchise lets you buy into an already established business concept, and run it yourself, semi-independently. 

Like all self-employment options, there are pros and cons. But choose wisely, and a franchise could be your ticker to your dream career and becoming your own boss. 

What types of franchises are available? 

Here’s the good part. Franchise opportunities are available in almost every sector, from a driving school franchise, through to marketing, cleaning, dog walking, cafes. You name it, there’s probably a franchise for it. 

What are the advantages? 

There are a number of things that make buying a franchise a preferred option. 

  • The planning legwork is already done for you. As you aren’t starting a business from scratch, there will already be a sound business plan and strategy in place. 
  • Less chance of failure. While there are no guarantees that a business will be successful. A well-chosen franchise, with a solid business model and reputation, will often stand a better chance of succeeding. 
  • Lenders often prefer it. If you need to borrow money to buy a franchise, lenders require you to prove that it is a solid business concept with a good chance of succeeding. Popular franchises that are already successful are seen as a safer bet, so you are more likely to get finance
  • You’ll receive more support. Franchisees will often benefit from help in other business areas such as accounting, marketing, and supplier handling. The level of support you receive will depend on the franchise model you are using but you should expect to receive additional support in a lot of areas. 
What are the disadvantages? 

No franchise option is perfect. You need to consider all of the pros and cons before you make a decision. Some of the potential disadvantages are: 

  • You have less control over the business. Even though you are working for yourself and have a good deal of autonomy, it is ultimately not your business, and decisions on its direction and branding will be made by the franchise holder. If you’re looking for complete control, this might not be the way to go. If another franchise holder does something that affects the perception of the brand, your business could feel the backlash. 
  • Entry costs can be high. Buying a franchise can cost a lot more than starting up a business from scratch. Additionally, you’ll be paying franchise fees too. These usually involve a standard monthly or annual fee as well as a percentage of your profits. This can really add up over the course of a year. 

When deciding on your career path, a franchise is definitely worth considering. It allows you to take advantage of an already established business model and can be quicker and easier than starting a business up from scratch. 

 

Working and Studying from home this year

Hey peeps! Happy December! Welcome to the lovely month of Christmas! I am happy this year is coming to an end at last. It feels like it has gone on for ages. Having said that, the year has been good to me. It did come with challenges and opportunities like most years, and it has been a learning curve for me. I plan to take all I have learnt along with me to 2020 and I can’t wait to get started.

I started studying for a new degree in Psychology this year and it has been a lot of fun. The modules I choose are fun and I am really enjoying them. I am finding adult education really exciting.  It is amazing what you can do when you are determined. The determination is what keeps me going. Working and studying from home while caring for 2 very active kids is not easy. Sometimes, I wonder how I get all I get done.

 

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Working and studying from home this year

I am studying with The Open University and it is so different from the traditional universities I have previously studied in. It is a distance learning degree in psychology, so all my studying is done online. There are opportunities to attend real life classes but I haven’t attended any. I prefer the online classes for now and they work with my busy schedule.

The reason why I decided to study with The Open University is because of how flexible the learning is. For me to study at this point in my life, I need it to be as flexible as possible in other to fit it all in. The twins being in full time school helps massively as I get loads done while they are in school, and play catch up on anything that needs doing in the evenings. It all seems to be working great since I passed my first 2 assessments in flying colours.

 

Why study again now?

This question has been asked directly and indirectly by many people. Many wonder why I am studying for another degree (this is my 3rd degree) in my 30s with kids when I already work for myself. So here is the simple answer –  I decided to study this new degree in other to serve as a psychologist in the next few years. I feel it is my life purpose to do this and it is impossible for me not to. The blog and all it brings will always be there. It is part of who are am and I won’t be giving up this space ever but life is about growth and this is the next step towards my growth. I got to a point in my life when I wanted more. This is my way of giving and receiving more.

 

 

So far, working and studying from home has been great. It takes a lot of planning but it works well if you are passionate about your work and your study. Do you work or study from home? How are you finding it? Do you have any tips to share from working and studying from home?

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