It’s time for you to plan to enjoy family vacation! You can’t anticipate and prep for every possible scenario while you’re away, but you can start laying the groundwork to make your getaway as smooth as possible for everyone involved by following these tips:
1. Prepare Your Clients
2. Manage Your Schedule
Mark your vacation dates on your calendar and don’t schedule any major meetings or events right before or immediately after your vacation dates. This will keep you from being overwhelmed directly before or after your vacation. This will also keep you from working through your vacation.
3. Hire Some Help Ahead of Time
4. Document Your “In Case of Emergency” Plan
5. Schedule Limited Work Time
If you’re like me you can’t completely get away from the office. So set a designated time to do tasks like checking e-mail, responding to text messages and making a FEW phone calls. My suggestion is the end of the day so you can resolve any pressing issues and get a good night’s sleep.
6. Relax on Family Vacation!
Taking a break from running a small business can help you to clear your head and give you a fresh perspective. You also need to step away and enjoy a family vacation where you actually relax. Make relaxation a priority and have your family members or friends you’re traveling with hold you accountable. Follow these tips and your time away from your business should run smoothly.
How do you plan for family vacation as a small business owner? Do you take similar steps or do you have a few to add to the list? Please feel free to share in your comments below!