Vacation for Small Business Owners

School will soon be out for the summer, which means beach trips and road trips. It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do, the key is to relax and enjoy the things you love. This can sometimes be harder for small business owners who have to ensure their business operation runs smoothly while they are away.
1. RESEARCH – The more you know the better you will feel. Make a list and don’t forget to include restaurants, various types of transportation, payment options and visa requirements.
2. PACK LIGHT – We have all been guilty of packing things we never use and going through airports with the uncomfortable overweight luggage. Plan not just your trip but the essentials you will need and leave the rest behind. Don’t forget we always want to bring back more than we take. Save room for those rare finds that you will remember for years to come.
3. REMEMBER WHY YOU ARE GOING – You need to plan well in advance but leave some time open to breathe and enjoy life. Sometimes the best part of a trip is the beautiful landscape, unplanned conversation, unexpected stops, and well deserved down time. After all, vacation is a time to relax so leave open time to sleep late and enjoy life.
4. CALL YOUR CPA – If something is going to go wrong, it will while someone is on vacation. Make sure your accountant is on standby to fill in for those expected emergencies.