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The Elusive Summer Vacation: Is It Time For A Summer Break?

17. June 2014 08:46

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When was the last time you took time off in the summer? After the recent recession, you might think Americans are ready to use some of their vacation time in the coming months. Not according to a new survey by Skift. The primary reasons given for staying home are not having enough money or enough time. However, 22 percent of those surveyed plan to take long weekends as a substitute.

What about small-business owners? Are they following suit? According to the 2013 Sage Reinvention Study, 43 percent of small-business owners are taking less vacation time than they did five years ago. This is not a good trend, since taking a vacation can actually make us more productive when we’re back at work. For example, one study shows taking a break from email helps improve focus and social skills.

If you’re worried about losing touch while out of town, don’t. Technology has made staying in contact with your business quite seamless. Here’s how to actually take that much-needed break this summer.

Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at [email protected], follow her on Google+   and and visit her website,, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.

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