Planning for Your Summer Holiday

8 July 2019
Mark Friend
Accounting & Compliance, Building a Business, Payroll, People

We hope you are planning a summer vacation. A summer holiday is so important- it is essential for you to recharge your internal battery (rest and recover) and as a result improve your productivity. But more importantly it resets your mental state and strengthens those vitally important family bonds. So start planning- block the days out in your calendar, book up that holiday and make sure you think through the next steps:

  • If you decide on a holiday shutdown then give your customers and suppliers plenty of warning.
  • Plan your workloads to ensure that as much is completed before you go on holiday- no loose ends!
  • If you can’t get cover make sure your website shows the days you are away.
  • Make sure your emails are in out of office mode with an appropriate message.
  • Make sure your calls are diverted either to your mobile whilst you’re on holiday or better still get a company to provide a holiday answering service- there are lots of companies to choose from and this is becoming increasingly popular.
  • If one of your team is able to provide cover remember to give them contact details in case of an emergency.

With all this in place you should be able to get away and relax. Resist the urge to call in unless you think you can make a difference, otherwise a good holiday will potentially be ruined with you continually fretting about a problem you can’t deal with until you get home. If you can’t completely switch off from the business you could always use this time to read a good business book and/or plan for your business’ future. A few days away can enable you to clear your mind and get down to some proper thinking and planning for your business. If you need suggestions for a good business book to read then give us a call.

Remember that ultimately we are all in business not only to better our lives but also those of our families. The summer holidays can be a great excuse to bring your family together with your kids working with you or even better a great family holiday with memories to last a lifetime. Have a great summer!

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