Going on vacation is so relaxing and fun! However, when you are a small business owner, you have to not only pack and go, you also have to do tasks that will keep your business going before you leave. Here are some tips on what to do before going on vacation.
THIS TO DO BEFORE GOING ON A BREAK FROM YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Make a list of tasks that need to be done before you go on vacation. Be sure to make sure you write those blog posts ahead of time if you blog. The week before, write up a list of tasks to do on each day leading up to the day you are leaving. Feel free to use this image to help manage your time.
Try to project how much time you plan on doing work on vacation. Let’s face it, as a business owner, we tend to not be too far away mentally from our business when we go away. Make a realistic time and day you will work. For example, You could check your emails in the morning and before you go to bed. When you determine your work time, inform your spouse and kids so they know.
Prepare your Social media posts, if you don’t do it already, use a social media site, like Hootsuite, to help you write up and automatically share posts with your social media followers. This way, your site doesn’t look like it has no activity while you are away.
Make sure the business’ Quicken or QuickBook is up to date. Deposit all outstanding checks. Add all your checks and transactions into the register.
By using these steps, you will be well on your way to make your vacation a relaxing one. I hope you have a relaxing time.
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