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5 tools that give you the confidence to take a vacation

The most important tool you can use to enjoy a real vacation without too many worries is a little thing called “delegation.” However, for those of us – and we are many – who can’t completely let go of the reins when we’re away from our businesses, here are five tools that will give you […]

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This week in small business: How women entrepreneurs are excelling, the working vacation, and more

The experts speak in this week’s collection of curated content. The topics are many and varied: Travel tips, Instagram marketing tips, the importance of women entrepreneurs, and many more. Don’t put off reading through this…and if you tend to procrastinate, skip down to the advice from Jayson DeMers. Leadership, management, and productivity Small business owners […]

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It may be time to increase paid time off (PTO) and the reasons will surprise you

This may sound like one of those Zen koans – such as, “What’s the sound of one hand clapping” – but I assure you it’s not: What can you offer your employees as incentives not to work that are, in fact, incentives to make them work? In today’s highly competitive market for top talent, fast […]

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Dos and Don’ts for Your Vacation Auto-Response Email

It’s now officially summer and hopefully for many of you that means it’s time for a summer vacation.  Unless you plan on responding to emails during your time out of the office which defeats the purpose of taking a vacation, then you need to create an auto-response message. An auto-response message lets your customers, clients, […]

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Need a Vacation? Uncle Sam May Help Pay Your Way

Business travel is part of my life.  Practically every week I’m on a plane headed somewhere.  For many years, my husband couldn’t travel with me on these trips because someone had to be at home to manage family matters.  But today our situation has changed, and he has the availability to go with me.  So […]

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Out-of-office email replies that handle business while you go on vacation

(KTVI) – The summer months are sure to bring more “out-of-office” automatic replies to emails sent by clients and customers. But, small business expert Susan Solovic says there is a right way and a truly irritating way to set up those emails. Right way: Keep the messages simple. Give an expectation of how soon those […]

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Attention Small Biz Owners: Toss the Luggage in the Backseat, Strap the kids to the Roof Rack and Get Out of Town!

I’ve seen figures that indicate fewer than half of all small business owners take vacations. From my observations, that sounds about right.  It has certainly been true for me, and I think it’s a sad state of affairs.  With summer just around the corner, let’s give some serious thought to vacationing this year. A good […]

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Improve Your Small Business Results — Take Time Off.

Remember when vacations were really, truly, vacations?  No laptops, tablets, smart phones or voice-mail.  Now, you can be found anywhere at any time, whether it be on land, at sea or in the air.  If there’s Wi-Fi, there’s a way.  It’s become so important to stay plugged-in, that many base their vacation destinations not on […]

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Reduce Healthcare Costs and Increase Productivity: Encourage Vacations

We’re in the height of the summer vacation season, however many workers won’t be taking a holiday this year.  Americans take less vacation time than any other industrialized nation.   In fact, according to several national research studies, as many as 66 percent of us keep working when we could be kicking back somewhere, leaving unused […]

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5 Tips For Taking a Vacation While Running a Small Business

It’s summer.  The traditional time for vacations.  But if you’re like most entrepreneurs it’s tough to get away from your business — particularly if you’re just getting started and working solo.  Your business consumes you 24 hours a day seven days a week. But did you know a vacation could actually enhance your business success?  […]

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