vacationRunning your own business can be very rewarding. However, many small business owners will tell you they find it difficult to take time off. Even with confidence in your staff it can be tempting to always be around, sacrificing your personal time to keep the business running.

But we all know that’s not sustainable in the long term. No matter how busy we are and how much our business relies on us, we all need to take time off to rejuvenate or spend time with our families. The good news is, the introduction of cloud based technologies and global internet access means business owners can now take leave, travelling to just about anywhere in the world while still dipping in and keeping an eye on things remotely.


First and foremost, implementing the right technologies which allow you to run your business remotely is imperative. Cloud based services are essential to any business owner wanting to work away from the office. Applications like Asana to manage your to-do lists, Slack to collaborate on projects, and Skype to stay in touch with your team are just some of the technologies you’ll need to look into to ensure you have access to your business and keep communicating with staff while you’re away.