Moving Your Home Business
Some home businesses you can take with you when you move; others are impossible to relocate. In today’s Internet world, you can easily move an online business when you have to go to another town or state.
When I operated a dressmaking and alteration business I found that easy to move when Jim’s work took us from New York State to New Hampshire. I did lose the customer base I had established at the former home and had to build up a clientele. However, this wasn’t too difficult to do since I’d developed my business once before and knew where and how to promote.
Online or virtual businesses are easier to maintain as you relocate. A quilting store, that sells only to online customers, is moving to another state. However, they expect to have, at the most, only about a week when they might not be able to fill orders…the time when their stock is packed and being moved and when they’re on the road.
However, they will be on the computer each evening, so can take orders and respond to customers. Once their stock is unpacked at the new home, orders will be shipped.
If you have a home business selling large items and/or need to have customer traffic to your store, it would be more difficult and expensive to relocate. However, in today’s Internet world, the nature of home businesses are changing.Tags: Home+business, home+business+relocation, Internet+businesses, online+business, virtual+businesses