No matter how passionate you may be about your business, you’ve got to take a break sometime! The idea of stepping away from a business you own or manage is impossible for some and terrifying for most. A short leave could result in the loss of customers and employees. Many businesses think they cannot take a break for themselves, or they will risk losing their business, but this isn't true. Here are some things you need to do to prepare your business for your well-deserved holiday.
1. Establish a Precise Out-of-Office Time Frame
Before announcing your break, ensure you know how long you are expected to be gone and when your vacation starts. Your employees and clients don't want to get surprised by your leave. An unexpected break will leave your business unprepared for your time off. Let your business know when you will begin your leave and when you are expected to return as soon as possible.
This doesn’t just serve your business; this helps your holiday, too! If your team is prepared for you’re time away, they’re less likely to need to reach you while you’re enjoying your much-needed time off!
2. Tell Your Employees and Clients
The next step is to tell the most important people in your business: employees and clients. Some may think that leaving customers with automated messages will be better, but customers appreciate communication early on. Being transparent with your customers will create a more personal bond between you and your client base.
Once again, this doesn’t just serve your clients; it serves your holiday, too! If your clients know that you’ll be out of town, they will be more motivated to reach out to another point of contact on your team (assuming they had direct communication with you beforehand).
3. Automate What You Can
Even though you are taking a break, it doesn’t mean you have to leave your clients silent. Automate posts, emails, or messages so your audience can still see content from your brand. So much technology and programs allow you to plan and automate your content. You can still connect with your audience and reach new clients while away.
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