Finding time to relax, unwind, and spend time with your family without the stress of work is tough when you run your own business. Even more so when you plan to go on vacation. However, no one is more deserving of a break than you! Here are some ways you can find help, set expectations, and automate your business while you take some much-deserved time off.
Planning ahead makes a big difference when organizing a vacation. Give yourself plenty of time to decide where you will go as well as how your business will be managed while you’re away. You can also use the time to block off your schedule to ensure no essential meetings take place while you are unavailable.
Whether you typically run your business on your own or already have a reliable team you can lean on, taking time off is easier if there’s someone you can turn to for help. Look for ways the people you already work with can step up while you’re away and if necessary, hire some temporary help.
Let all your current customers know what dates you will be unavailable and provide them with the contact information of someone they can take any questions or concerns to while you’re away.
Automate Your Business.
Technology is getting smarter all the time, so you don’t need to be a tech-genius to set up call forwards and automated email responses. Most cellular providers have call forwarding instructions on their website that will walk you through what you need to do to temporarily send your work or office phone calls to a different number.
As for emails, most email providers include a vacation responder that you can use while you’re away. Once activated, your message will automatically be sent out to people who email you based on the criteria you choose. Be sure to include an alternative email address they can reach out to for faster service while you’re on vacation.
Everyone deserves a break. Be sure to take some time for yourself this summer, but when you come back, know that Foundation Finance is here to help. Our financing programs make finding a good deal for your customers easy.