Running a business is hard work. Now that summer is here, it’s time for you to schedule some well-deserved time off.
On average, business owners work 50 hours a week while some work more than 60 hours a week. Sam’s Club commissioned a survey on how many small business owners took vacation to rejuvenate from their long hours. Fifty percent of those surveyed only take major holidays off or nothing at all.
When you’re the owner of a small company it can be hard to think about taking a vacation. There are several reasons for not taking one: you’re too busy, there’s no one to take care of the work when you’re not on the premises, and what if something happens while you’re gone? Who will step in?
Vacations are possible and should be made a priority. It’s important to your health and the longevity of your company. By preparing your company to operate while you’re on vacations, you are also preparing your company to survive if you have an emergency or illness that takes you away for an extended period of time.
Here are a few ideas for taking some worry-free time away from work.
The more you plan ahead and prepare your staff for what needs to be done on a daily basis – with or without you – the more you can rest assured things will run smoothly in your absence. This will allow you to properly relax and enjoy yourself during your well-deserved vacation.
Founded in 1970, Allied is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield Alabama. As the small group benefit experts, Allied works with small business employers to provide unique and affordable group health benefits.
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Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Founded in 1970, Allied National is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. We're the small group benefit experts working to provide unique and affordable group health benefits to small business employers.