For Business Owners, Preparing for and Taking a Vacation can be a Major Source of Stress.
According to a survey on vacation time commissioned by Sam’s Club, nearly 50% of small business owners take only major holidays off or nothing at all. Additionally, according to a survey by American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor, two out of three entrepreneurs worry while on vacation about everything from missed business opportunities to employees slacking off.
Sharlane Bailey, Owner of Canwest Accounting, says she often speaks with busy small business owners who say they work 12-hour days leading up an extra-long weekend and repeat those long days when they get back in order to catch up.
“A lot of people finding themselves living to work, instead of working to live,” Bailey says. “We help business owners feel confident things are taken care of when they go on vacation.”
The team of bookkeepers and accountants at Canwest Accounting can step in and take over some of the day-to-day tasks, including payroll, invoicing clients, bill payments, running monthly reports, ensuring government remittances are dropped off in time, and much more, while the business owner takes a much-needed vacation.
“We’re here to provide business owners with more freedom to take time for themselves and have peace of mind,” Bailey said, adding Canwest has offices conveniently located in Victoria and on the West Shore in Langford.
Other tips for business owners trying to look after business while taking a vacation include:
- Appoint someone you trust with making decisions to cover for you while away and have them check your voicemail messages for you.
- Use your out-of-office message for email, providing contact details for who can assist in your absence.
- If necessary, set up a check-in time daily, twice a week or weekly to speak with any key employees at the office. Google Hangouts is a great way to connect with multiple people from your phone, tablet or laptop computer.
- Clear time in your schedule for when you get back to catch up on missed emails and messages.
If you need assistance with your business while on vacation, contact Canwest Accounting to see how we can help you.
The suggestions and advice provided by Canwest Accounting should not be relied upon in place of professional advice. You are responsible for checking the accuracy of relevant facts and opinions provided.