How to Run Your Small Business on Vacation

Summer is the perfect time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the workweek and take a much-needed vacation. But nearly 50% of small business owners only take major holidays off for vacation– or nothing at all! Even when on vacation, it can be hard for small business owners to relax without feeling like they’re missing something. So, if you want to enjoy a worry-free vacation while still running your business, follow these simple tips.

Bring your business along
Sometimes it’s simply not feasible for business owners to shut their doors for a week and close up shop for vacation. Luckily, it is possible to run your business remotely, if you have the proper technological resources. All you will really need is a smartphone or laptop to stay connected with your employees and/or vendors to keep your business operating.

Invest in trusted partners

One way to ensure your business stays flowing even while you’re gone is by outsourcing certain tasks to a trusted third party. Letting a partner handle services like fulfillment, packaging, shipping, and warehousing can take another worry off your mind. Look for a partner with years of experience, such as Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. Our dedicated employees can handle your fulfillment, packaging, shipping needs while you use some much-needed time off. Contact us for a free tour of our facilities.

Set guidelines for yourself

Don’t spend your entire vacation tethered to your phone or computer. If possible, try to designate just a portion of your day to running your business instead of being “on call” throughout your vacation. You’ll have a much more enjoyable and stress-free experience. That way, you can come back refreshed and ready to tackle new challenges while running your small business.

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