Business owners deserve to go on vacations too! Just ask MeloTel’s Founder and CEO, John Meloche who recently enjoyed a trip to Cuba to celebrate his birthday with his family. Vacations are beloved by everyone. The ability to get away, relax, recharge and rejuvenate is something that everyone cherishes. However, vacations can be hard for business owners to take. It’s not that they don’t want to get away from the job. In many cases, they simply just can’t!
In other words, many business owners can be physically away from their offices but their minds won’t leave their responsibilities. After all, who else is going to care more about a business than the person who owns it? The thing is, it’s actually in the best interests of a business for its owner to take some time to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. Getting burnt out does one’s business no favours.
So, with that, here are four tips for business owners who are planning vacations:
It’s best to keep no one in the dark. Your clients will appreciate the heads up in knowing that you won’t be in the office for an extended period of time. By informing them, there will be no surprises if they call the office looking for you. Send out an email blast and be sure to leave the details of your absence in an outgoing voice message. Be sure to also let your clients know who they may contact while you’re away as well as when you’ll be able to return their messages.
You likely aren’t running your business all by yourself. You have a team of employees who you trust to represent your brand on a daily basis. Trust those same employees to hold down the fort when you’re out of the office. Give yourself the peace of mind in knowing that you have already done your due diligence in bolstering your staff with trustworthy team members. Alert your most trusted second-in-command associates to their responsibilities when you are on your vacation.
If it’s an absolute must, set aside one hour per day – that’s it! – to respond to phone calls and emails. Try your best to make it the same time each day. Once that hour is up, so is your dedication to your work. Go and enjoy yourself. You’ll get back to the rest of your messages the same time the following day. That way, you can feel that you haven’t abandoned any of your clients while also taking your well-deserved time away from your entrepreneurial responsibilities.
If you insist on making yourself accessible to your important clients while you are on vacation, MeloTel has the perfect solution for you! Our Single Number Reach service enables you to forward your business phone number to up to five different devices of your choice. When the number is called, all five devices will ring simultaneously. If you have one of those five devices with you while you’re on vacation, you’ll guarantee yourself to not miss any important calls!
For more information about Single Number Reach, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-888-MELOTEL or use the Live Chat feature on our website!
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