A lovely thought from the well-intentioned. Every business owner knows you pay dearly for any time off. Even when you delegate, you can’t distribute all the work. It piles up, waiting impatiently for your return, and to make sure you never leave again, somehow balloons in size and consequence. Just enough for you to think twice the next time you browse ‘holiday destinations.’
And if you are tied directly to service delivery and away, add the inevitable loss of revenue. Your holiday cost just quadrupled. So, is it any wonder that 34 per cent of small business owners take less than four weeks of holiday a year, and 14 per cent can’t recall the last time they took annual leave?