On the 21st Day of Christmas …

Hello Chasers,

At long last, it finally feels like it’s summer! The sun is out, it’s heating up, and we are all thinking about enjoying those long summer days at the beach and relaxing with friends and family. Christmas and New Year’s parties, and school holidays, it has us all longing to take a break and just relax for a while.

But is that actually the case though for small business owners?

Some of the great advantages to running your own business is to be able, in an ideal world of course, to work when you need to. But depending on the size of your business, it is more likely than not, that being able to take a break over the summer months (or anytime for that matter) is often much more difficult.

When your business is dependent on you being there, and your business is your primary income source, it is hard to reconcile the head v heart debate and take time off. Are small business owners, like you and me, resigned to looking longingly out of the window dreaming of going for a swim, paying silent thanks to daylight savings (sorry Queensland)?

Well, maybe not!

A recent study by our favourite cloud accounting leader, Xero, has found that small business owners who are also parents are actually looking to take three weeks break over the summer holiday period. This type of flexibility gives these small business owners the ability to spend quality time with their family and friends, not to mention take a well-needed break for themselves.

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