Owning a small business is like being a single parent. You never get a day off. If you are going to travel, you need to bring the kids with you or have someone you trust to care for them while you are away. The same goes for your business. When you travel, you can take the work with you and/or delegate as much as you can to keep the wheels turning during your absence.
However, the holidays are a different animal altogether. For many small business owners, we struggle to balance the holidays with running our business. We feel as though we just cannot step away from our business. But spending time with our loved ones is important too. Can we afford to take time off? Will the world fall apart if we do?
Below are some tips for working through the holiday season.