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Episode 67: How to Keep Your Business Running While You Are On Vacation

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As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to feel like you have to be working 24/7 in order to keep your business running. However, this doesn’t have to be the case! Though it can be hard to disconnect from our businesses, especially when we’re worried about what might happen.

The good news is, it is TOTALLY possible to have a successful business and take true vacations!

But just like everything else in business, you need to have plans and this means more than just finding someone to cover for you. There are 2 things that I like to invest on and help implement with my team – people and systems. Once you’ve got your A-team assembled, you’ll need a system that works even without you every step of the deal.

Here are 2 major things to invest in to keep your business running (even while you’re away on vacation):

1. Systems

One of the most important things to do in order to keep your business running smoothly while you’re on vacation is to have well-defined systems in place. It is by mapping out every step in your process and identifying which ones can be done with or without you. You can write it down and pinpoint parts that requires you and which ones are inefficient or duplicative. You can also find softwares that automates your processes, making it easier for your team to keep things running

2. People

Having a good team in place is very essential for any business. A strong team can help you keep things running smoothly, even when the owner or an employee is away. Hiring new people or restructuring the team can create more coverage and help to ensure that your business doesn’t grind to a halt. It’s important to have a team that is capable of filling in for each other when needed and can work together to keep things moving forward.

To learn more about how I took a vacation and what I’ve done so far to take time off my plate, make sure to listen to the podcast episode! I cover everything from systems and people to hiring and outsourcing. These tips will help you run your business smoothly while you’re on vacation or just taking some time off.

“We’d literally map out every little minute step and found the pieces that were super inefficient… whatever that might be. And then, we figured out a way to streamline and automate it.” – Stephanie Skryzowski

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How you can take a much needed vacation as an entrepreneur (without being on your phone/laptop all the time)
  • The two categories that you need to invest on and implement in your business to streamline the backend
  • Why you need to start mapping out your workflow
  • Questions to ask yourself when working on your company processes
  • The benefits of overhead hires and cross-training your team
  • Why taking a vacation can make you learn more about your business

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More resources to keep yourself team motivated & keep your business running smoothly:

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