31 Places to Change Your Business Addressby Lisa Barone on 01/04/2012 • 3 Comments | Online Marketing
As we already told you, Outspoken Media has moved into a brand new office space. If you missed the glorious picture post, you can relive the memory over there. And, yes, I know, those orange Eames chairs in the entryway are awesome, especially considering we found them in a dusty basement and didn’t pay for them. Wheee!
But I digress.
We moved! There are lots of things that go into a business move, even beyond all the unboxing, the desk assembling, and the lifting of the heavy things up multiple flights of steps. And one of those things includes changing your business address. Everywhere. On the entire Internet. And then off the entire Internet.
Below are 31 places business owners should make sure they change their business address. And, no, I’m not at all writing this post because we’re in the process of doing it and I couldn’t find another list available online. Why would you even ask me that?
The Scary, “Official Places”
1. The IRS, specifically Form 8822-Change of Address (Part II)
2. State Department of Revenue. Soon they will send you tax forms. It’s in your best interest to make sure they land at the right address. So you don’t get arrested
3. State Secretary of State to update important amend your business documents
4. Your city or town for any local permits
Your Home Base
5. Your Web site, especially the Contact Us, About and Directions pages
6. Your email signature
7. Your business cards
8. On all direct mailings, signage and hand-out materials you give customers, vendors and family
9. The template you use to create invoices
10. Your bank
11. Your credit card company
12. Your utility companies
13. All vendors who have your old credit card number on file, which will be tied to a different address. This includes your SEO tools provider, your social media tools provider, your bookkeeper, your payroll company, your hosting company, your health insurance company, etc
14. With your company masseuse, your lawyer, and anyone else who sends you an invoice via snail mail
15. Your local post office
Your Local Search Footprint
16. Google Place Page
17. Google+ Company Profile
18. Yahoo Local Search
19. Bing’s Business Portal/Maps
20. Professional Directories like Best of the Web or the SEOmoz Directory
21. Any locally-focused directories
22. Third-party citation sources like Localeze, InfoUSA, etc
23. Online Business Listings like your Crunchbase profile
24. Any company information pages associated with conferences where you exhibited or spoke
25. Any editable place you can find where “[your brand name] and [old address]” coincide ;)
Your Social Media Presence
26. Company Twitter Profile
27. Facebook Brand Page
28. Yelp Profile
29. LinkedIn Company Page
31. Any and all other social profiles where an address is present
If you’ve moved recently, you may want to go down this list and make sure you have all your ducks in a row. And if you haven’t moved, well, then I’d bookmark this. Because you will.
[Any places I missed? Let me know in the comments and I’ll update our master. The master list, I mean. Not the master of me.]
About the Author
Lisa Barone co-founded Outspoken Media in 2009 and served as Chief Branding Officer until April 2012.