For those of you that have read my former posts on my warehouse:
It is time for an update. It is now almost 3 years later. Our old "digs" were perfect for our needs at the time but we realized as we finished a record breaking 1st half of 2010 that it was time to move again! This article however is not about me and the many warehouse moves (5 in total) that we have made in 7 years. It is more about the process of managed growth and the importance of being aware of your business needs as you evolve and grow your business.
Our most recnet move is still in process. I have provided the "before" photo of our new space:
As with our previous moves we have worked hard to take advantage of the special features of the spaces. Our new warehouse offers the following advantages:
- is larger (increased from 5,000 to 6,000 squre feet.
- It has a loading dock so our movers can pull right up without worrying about the weather or fighting a ramp as they move our heavy furniture.
- It has great lighting to help our designers as they put design plans together in the warehouse.
- The doors enable our team to drive vans in as we load up with the smaller yet critical pieces of our staging projects (artwork, bedding, accessories, etc.