30 Aug Holidays…
Oh that just seems to a be a dream for the self employed amoungst us. When you set up your business a fair few of us hoped for flexability, but the business becomes almost like a child that you care for and nuture, and prepare for business successful. Like kids, your business needs, no it demands, your time attention and care. So the choice is a stark one, neglect your your business at your peril and risk loosing hard fought clients, networking opportunities, or that once in a lifetime call.
In a recent survey of 1000 small business owners undertaken by Zurich, results show a that 74% of small business owners took fewer than 25 days of holiday last year, with a further 15% taking fewer than 15 days and a staggering 8% took no time out at all. This shows that small business owners are not enjoying the work life balance they dreamed of when setting up on your own.
How many of you have partners and children that want you to take a break, focus on yourself, or
what is important to you other than your business? I know I do…
I have spoken with many business owners who would like a break, but cannot “afford” the time out, others go away with work phone, Laptop and just can’t resist “checking in” on a daily basis; as many cannot relax until they have done it – sound familiar?
It’s statistics like these that convinced me that there was a role for Starfish Admin Services to offer the help you need, to take the holiday you deserve. We offer flexible, hourly, weekly, monthly rates. We can take your calls, respond and check emails, book meetings and generally keep things running while you relax – and if something urgent happends we know your work phone is tucked away in your beachbag.
Once your return from holiday, we host a hand back call to update you on what is going on, and provide a summary of everything important, delivered at a time you choose.
So take some time out, enjoy the weather and let your emails and phone be my new best friend whilst you sit back and relax.