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How to Make the Most of a Commercial Move


Moving your business can be much more complicated than you think. The more advance planning you do, the quicker, easier, and cheaper the project will be. When you want to make the most of a commercial move and work diligently with your moving company, try these tips:

1. Book an onsite evaluation appointment with your movers. Since there are so many parts to a commercial move, it’s crucial to assess all factors and parties involved when planning.

2. A single point of contact at the moving company will allow for seamless execution with minimal unforeseen circumstances. The movers should appoint a single move coordinator that stays in contact with you, employees, sub-contractors, and building contacts for the entirety of the project.

3. Let your moving company survey the delivery location. Many times this is overlooked due to busy schedules, yet it can make or break a complex office or retail move.

4. If possible, share blueprints or a map of the new space with your movers so they can better predict time requirements and establish if they require additional tools to safely bring in your furniture and equipment.

5. Create a communication plan with your employees. If the move is happening over a weekend or in the evening, make sure any personal belongings are boxed up and ready to go.

6. Make a detailed inventory of all items.

7. Let customers know in advance where you’re moving so they can still find you (especially if you have a retail location). Update your business listings, business cards, and stationery.

8. Make sure you’re aware of truck access restrictions and permissions for loading/unloading at Point A and Point B.

9. Number your boxes so you can account for everything once you’re in the new space.

10. Consider donating old furniture or fixtures to a local home transition charity.

Cameron Robinson owns the NYC franchise of You Move Me, the company that moves you, not just your boxes. When you need professional, insured movers that provide top-notch customer service, visit www.youmoveme.com.

The Fixx – July 2014

Interesting opportunities, news and updates for Fixxbook and ServiceChannel Contractors
July 2014

Business Activity in the past 30 Days

                          The numbers are growing…

          • 866 invitations were sent by national restaurant and retail brands to new contractors on Fixxbook inviting them join their private supplier networks.
          • 380 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders.
          • 568 existing contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks.

          • 134,672 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results.




Register for our August 27 webinar on GPS – App

Proposed Topics:

  • How to best use ServiceChannel’s GPS check-in app
  • Make sure your Diverse business gets more business with Supplier Diversity Services
  • How Web Integrations Services can save you time and money


Eric Schechter, President, Fixxbook

Igall Buzilo, Client Success Manager, ServiceChannel

Title: GPS – App Webinar
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
           1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT
           Noon – 12:30 PM MT
           11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

register here

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Miss the June 25 Contractor Webinar?
No worries, you can watch it anytime.

You can watch the Contractor Webinar or share it with a colleague, any time here.

PRSM Webinars

PRSM offers online webinars that are relevant to your work without having the need to step out of your office. PRSM webinars are an excellent way to keep up to date with changes and learn valuable insights that can boost performance.

A full listing of PRSM’s upcoming webinars can be found here.

NACS Webinars

NACS webinars are high-content, educational web-events addressing the topics you need to make the most of your exhibit. With live expert presentations, downloadable workbooks, interactive polls and Q&A sessions, webinars are FREE for current and prospective exhibitors.

A listing of NACS’ past webinars can be found here.




See you at the PRSM Mid-Year Conference in Columbus, Ohio

Title: PRSM Mid-Year Conference
Where: Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH
Date: September 9th-11th, 2014

More info on the Mid-Year Conference can be found here.



Industry News

Primark Plans US Expansion, But Will They Succeed?
Discount fashion chain Primark has made its mark in Europe by offering fast-changing fashion at rock-bottom prices. The secret of its success: placing huge orders for top-selling items like socks, tops and jeans and passing on the savings to shoppers. That is the formula it hopes will help it crack the $200 billion U.S. market next year.
Read More.

Source: The Business of Fashion


Moe’s Inks 120 New Franchise Deals in First Half of 2014
Moe’s Southwest Grill signed 120 new franchise deals in the first six months of 2014, a record-breaking high for the brand. Moe’s continues its aggressive expansion this year with new restaurants being developed in significant markets, such as Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Salt Lake City.
Read More.

Source: Quick Service Restaurant Magazine




ServiceChannel Features + Functions

Supplied DiversityActions from Contractor Profile

You will be able to apply actions to a PN contractor from their profile, via an actions drop down. Previously you could only apply actions from the PN contractor listing

Supplied DiversityDiverse Businesses: Make sure to get your Diverse Supplier badge

Facilities managers are looking for verified diverse suppliers. This badge indicates that your business has been verified as one of the following:

          • Minority-and-Women-Owned Enterprise (M/WBE)
          • Veteran and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (V/DVBE)
          • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
          • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
          • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)

And helps FMs meet the objectives of their respective supplier diversity programs…Read More.



ServiceChannel Contractors

Become an Integrated Contractor

Eliminate redundancy, duplicate entry and human error by connecting your internal work order management system directly to ServiceChannel…Read More.



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Facility Managers Can Now Search for Contractors by Profile Score!

A few months ago, Fixxbook released “Profile Scores” for all Contractor profiles on Fixxbook. This score appearing in a tiny green box calculates the completion of every profile. This score is used by Facility Managers searching for contractors on Fixxbook as a kind of measuring stick to see how engaged a contractor is with the platform. Read more.

‘Tis the season for Planned Maintenance!

Wholesale and retail bakers, bakery cafes and foodservice providers in malls usuall experience spikes in their businesses leading up to certain holidays throughout the year, and the periods leading up to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are the years’ biggest all packed in tightly together.

We at Cobblestone Ovens, Inc. always experience a sharp increase in planned maintenance for wholesale and retail bakeries prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. We typically experience a sharp increase in planned maintenance for foodservice providers and bakery cafes leading up to Hanukkah and Christmas. Read more.

MCN Launches to Help Companies Find Minority-Owned Contractors

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX – The Minority Contractor Network (MCN), a B2B web service aimed at connecting verified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) with new business opportunities from the retail, restaurant and hospitality sectors launched today, using Fixxbook® as it’s core software platform. Read more.