Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Peasley Moving & Storage has been categorized as an essential industry business within the current mandate established by Idaho State Governor Brad Little.

As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Peasley Moving & Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Peasley Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff members that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process as circumstances require.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  The team at Peasley Moving & Storage is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century.

~ Peasley Moving & Storage

The challenges of starting a business in Seattle

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    If you have caught yourself wondering what are the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face when starting a business in Seattle, or how do successful entrepreneurs handle and solve problems in business, we are here to help. Join Peasley Moving & Storage Boise as we tackle many other important questions that will help you with your venture. This article is aimed to help all aspiring entrepreneurs prepare in advance for all the major challenges that come with the entrepreneurial process.

    The challenges you will face and how to face them when starting a business in Seattle

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    While Seattle has faced many challenges entrepreneurs-vise. However, it has managed to rise up above them.

    The fact that the Seattle area had the unfortunate fate of being the site of the first US Covid outbreak last year has greatly affected the business scene in this city. However, while retails and restaurant businesses across the globe have been closing, Seattle’s startup ecosystem has actually managed to keep the city afloat–and, in some ways, thriving. The tech industry has been booming, and the tech talent has never been more widely available to Seattle companies. However, you ought to take into account the fact that the companies are also shrinking their Seattle workspaces. Now, here are the objective challenges you can expect to come across.

    The process of developing the vision and the business idea

    Having a clear idea of the business you plan on devoting your time to is usually the first challenge faced by every entrepreneur. You ought to find the right business opportunity or creatively develop an idea. And, let’s be honest, that’s hard enough as it is. Howbeit, this really is the first true task of an entrepreneur. And, as one, you must possess the ability to see what others cannot see, and where they see problems, you have to see opportunities.

    As you can imagine, this challenge transcends cities and areas. Just as Seattle movers had to come up with their business model, so did long distance movers in Boise. So, what you ought to do is go through a five step process:

    1. Identify the problem that the Seattle area is facing with,
    2. Find an opportunity in the problem,
    3. Come up with a solution to the defined problem,
    4. Forge that opportunity into a business idea,
    5. And finally, integrate your solution into your business plan.

    Building the team that will help you with your venture

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    Make sure to have a great team at your side when starting a business in Seattle.

    It is important to realize that the process of assembling a business team starts even before the issue of raising initial start-up capital arises. You also ought to keep in mind that even the most brilliant ideas and products never get funded because the entrepreneur is trying to raise the capital as an individual. If you take freight companies Idaho as an example, such a complex business could never work if only one person was to handle it. A business team is vital, yet most often ignored factor in raising venture capital successfully.

    The challenge of raising capital for your business

    You have now developed an idea. You have also got your business team in place. Now, the next challenge you are going to face is raising capital. When starting a business, you have to come to terms with the fact that you are the only one that knows your business idea to the core. That is, you are the only one who can envision the story of your future. Now, it is rather helpful to have a team behind you that also knows your vision. If they can also provide investors with extra information and a good feeling, you are as good as gold.

    However, when it comes to raising capital for your business, there is more to it than just simply asking for money. You see, most investors want to invest in already established businesses with minimal risk. This allows them to be sure they get returns for the risk they took. So, to overcome this challenge, you really ought to develop the ability to sell your idea and vision to potential investors. Now, what we mean by this is improving your communication skills and your manner of presentation. You have to have a story to tell. Also, see that it is backed up by a strong business plan, a good business team, and good persuasion skills. It is not as much about the quality of the idea as it is about the way you pitch it to investors and venture capitalists alike.

    The way to deal with competition

    When starting a business in Seattle, one of the challenges you will also have to face is competition. However, while most tend to see competition as a plague, you should regard it as a good challenge. It can prove to be a benchmark for creativity. Something like the main engine that stimulates innovation and production of quality products at great prices. It will keep you on your toes, and drive you to constantly improve the products and the service that you provide. Still, be warned: competition can make your business lose its relevance in the eye of your customers. So, see that you are always on your guard and on top of your field.

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    Even if you reach the top, you have to work hard in order to remain relevant.

    When you take Peasley Moving & Storage, for example, apart from supreme moving service, exceptional business storage is what we are best known for. However, this does not mean that we don’t work on improving our service on a daily basis. In order to remain on the top of the moving industry, we have to strive for perfection in everything we do, and constantly evolve. It is not enough just to keep track of trends, but also to predict them and even set them. Make sure to keep this in mind when starting a business in Seattle.

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