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Published on August 12th, 2015 | by Rob Stebbings

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Taking A Holiday As A Small Business Owner

It can be somewhat problematic to take a break when running a small business with concerns it will affect day to day operations.

That would explain why a recent survey we’ve read here at the Post Office Shop has revealed that more than three quarters of small business owners forego a holiday to ensure their business runs smoothly throughout the entire year.

However empowering other members of the team to step up to the plate and taking a step back now and again to enjoy a break can be beneficial for the business as a whole. It demonstrates trust in other members of staff to make the right decisions and also addresses their development needs, all of which can act as a motivator which all bodes well for staff morale.

Working remotely whilst on holiday

It’s vital to set expectations from the outset with colleagues as to just how accessible an individual will be whilst on holiday.

Whilst consistent and adequate phone coverage can never be guaranteed whilst travelling abroad, Wi-Fi is often available facilitating email or even phone call communication to the office relatively easily.

Business luggage packing considerations

Of course it is much easier than ever before to take a holiday and travel whilst keeping in touch remotely remembering to pack a laptop or tablet using business luggage to keep items safe and secure.

If travelling abroad, it’s also crucial to remember to take travel accessories with you including a UK to Worldwide Adaptor  plus 3 dial locks provide additional peace of mind to attach to luggage whilst in transit.

Taking a break from day to day working life is seen as vital to longer term productivity. A ‘total work detox’ to sufficiently unwind means taking off more than just a couple of days, ideally more than one week.

Bon voyage!

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