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Finding the Time to Take Time Off ⏰ #smallbusinesseveryday

Who Will Run The Business?
Entrepreneurs work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week – Lori Greiner

You did it! You decided to take your financial future into your own hands. You started a business and it is growing. Congratulations! That is one heck of an accomplishment. There is definitely a  reason to celebrate, but in a small business, sometimes it is hard to find the time.

Having your own company is a lot like having a baby. You have to nurture it and protect it. At times it will be a source of tremendous joy; at times, it will keep you up all night kicking and screaming. You have reached that point where you are over the hump and want to plan a quick and well-deserved getaway, but who is gonna watch the kid?

That’s exactly what Deborah wanted to know

How does everyone get away to take a little vacation? We are small, just my husband and myself so no employees to pick up the slack. I just want a couple of days but can’t figure out how to keep the customers happy and the pools clean. Any ideas?? – Deborah

VOTE: Click the FB Like Button in the slideshow below to VOTE for the Small Business Owner with the Best Advice

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Do You Have Any Advice For Deborah?


Rudy Stankowitz is a 30-year veteran of the swimming pool industry and President/CEO of Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Juliet

    I really enjoy this topic

  2. Nadja

    I love how people plan time-outs into their businesses. This is what longevity in business is made of: Not burning out!

  3. Jasmine M.

    Finding time to vacation is hard especially for vibes business owners. I would suggest to do day trips which are really amazing mini-getaways! As a college student who is sooo busy, day trips have literally saved my sanitity. I’d also suggest going on a 2-3 day vacation around the time when your business is usually the slowest. This might take some planning and analyzing, so be sure to pick the best, least-busiest time for you and your business!

  4. Vaishali

    I feel a vacation is necessary. I am sure deborah’s (or anyone’s) clients will understand.

  5. Sarah Meh

    Take some time-out is vital for a healthy mind and body. We shouldn’t ignore it.

  6. Luna S

    Having some time off is a huge must, everyone needs some time to recharge so thought it may seem hard taking the time off is needed.

  7. Ashli Ferguson

    Interesting! I own my own business and I’m the only employee haha! So when I go on vacation so does my business!

  8. Everyone wants to run their own business because they think it is easy since you get to be your own boss. In actuality, it takes a lotmore work because it is YOUR Business. Part of sustaining that business though is keeping yourself healthy and sane with time for yourself.

  9. Neil Alvin

    Everyone deserves a time out. We were not born to work. 🙂

  10. Hooda

    If you are just getting started, it’s really hard to find the time to enjoy a couple of days (or hopefully weeks) of vacation. But hopefully, as business picks up, it becomes more feasible.

  11. Streamed TV Fan

    Taking a break from anything is essential, even if it is your own business. But I can see why it would be hard.

  12. Hackytips

    Vaccation is necessary to relax body and soul. Take breaks in between!

  13. Itzel Gomez

    It’s interesting to see just how much work would go into having your own business. It’s something that isn’t really talked about.

  14. aisasami

    What an interesting idea to have people choose the best advice. I choose the take the fifth week off because there is a good number of fifth weeks! I like block vacations then random one day vacations.

  15. pooja Malkani

    I took a break this summer for my son so that we could bond. I don’t feel like taking a break myself. I love the follow the routine. Although people advise in taking a break

  16. JM De Guzman

    Very helpful and useful to business owners and even to those who are not who can just relate this in their life

  17. Sarafina

    I call that a Mental day off!?

  18. Devyani

    Everyone needs time to recharge and you mentioned here is perfect !

  19. Tonya Passen

    Husband and Wife team here. We schedule 4 days a week for customers. Friday is part paperwork and part wind down. All our customers wish they could do it too, and understand. If we have a cancellation, we take the day for a mini vaca. I am always planning and looking for fun thing to do . We work hard at taking the time, and our business continues to grow. It can be done. LOVE THE 5th WEEK off… .gonna start planning a longer vaca for those! Thanks everyone

    1. Rudy Stankowitz

      I love the idea of spontaneous vaca when faced with a cancellation. Great Thoughts! TY Tonya!

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