Small Business Stress- Part 2

If you own a small business, it’s hard to get away.  There are so many nuances that only you as the business owner knows about and thinks about, and if you don’t have the right team by your side, things will fall through the cracks.  But we all need breaks.  Yes, believe it or not, you and your business will be better off if you take time off.  Enter in: vacation.  Yes, you heard us right- vacations.  Here are 12 tops tips to get ready for a vacation (and we mean a real one) from

  1. Assign a deputy.
  2. Clear your plate.
  3. Let people know.
  4. Update your messages.
  5. Plan for problems.
  6. Specify emergency numbers.
  7. Write down procedures.
  8. Pay your bills.
  9. Clear your calendar.
  10. Don’t be available much.
  11. Pack light tech.
  12. Share the memories.

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About Jamie Engelhardt

Our Operations and Marketing Manager is Jamie Engelhardt, a stay at home mom and photographer from the Chicago suburbs.  She has held various jobs including administrative work for a suburban chiropractic office.  Jamie graduated from the University of Northwestern with a degree in Intercultural Studies.  Jamie and her husband Andy have three children- Lydia, Jeremiah, and Malachi.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, music, art, the Chicago Blackhawks, and growing her photography business.