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How to Run Your Business Better: Take a Vacation

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By Virginia Bridges

businessman_vacationSmall-business owners work themselves to the bone in the belief that this lack of rest will result in higher sales, more customers and better profits, says David Washington, managing partner of Washington & Co., a Raleigh, N.C., consulting and training firm. However, Washington said, often the owners run themselves into the ground, which has a negative effect on people, prospects and profits.

“Some business owners will not take vacation because they believe their organization will fall apart the second they walk out the front door,” Washington says. “Others have a high distrust in the individuals that they have hired.”

The rationales may have some basis in fact, but steps can be taken to ensure that small-business owners can recuperate, Washington said. Here are his edited tips on preparing for and going on vacation.

Write vacations on a calendar: When an item goes on the calendar, it gets my full and undivided attention. Vacations are treated the same way. I hold myself to that commitment and do not break it.

Take mini-vacations: Schedule several mini-vacations to help recharge. Do not come into the office for one or two days, or create a three- or four-day weekend. A misconception in entrepreneurship is that you can never leave your office for a minute. But this is unproductive and unhealthy. Breaks are necessary to help sustain the venture. Also, getting away from the office may actually help solve a problem you are working on.

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