February 25, 2013
When you’re running a small business and you’re the main contact for…well, for pretty much everything, how do you head out on vacation and not worry the entire time? This is something I’m struggling with because on Wednesday I’m headed to Africa for 3 weeks.
I love food and entrepreneurship (which I hope is obvious), but I’m also passionate about animals. So when an opportunity arose to go to Rwanda to see endangered mountain gorillas and Tanzania for a wildlife safari, I jumped on it (I also tagged on a trip to Zanzibar to see the spice plantations. I need to check the US Customs website and see how many pounds of spices I’m allowed to bring back!)
So that brings me back to my original question. How do entrepreneurs take vacations and actually really check out? What do you do?
On the plus side, thanks to technology the Small Food Business website will continue to bring you a number of new articles while I’m gone so please keep checking back. I also have someone I trust (who is a small business expert) checking the comments to make sure that legitimate (aka – not spam) comments are released in a timely manner. Facebook and Twitter will continue to be up and running too though again you might see more of a delay than you’ve been used to in the past. Any other recommendations on how best to prepare the business for my absence? Thoughts on how to actually take a mental break and focus on getting face-to-face with gorillas?