Five tips for business owners to have a stress-free summer

Jul 5, 2022 | Business

Do you dream of taking a holiday without worrying about your business? It might seem far-fetched, but despite how full-on a business is, there are always ways to reduce your stress and allow you some proper free time.

With the tips in this blog, you’ll no longer have to just dream about a holiday away – you can make that a reality.


Automate everything

Got business tasks that you do by yourself that take up too much time? Are you spending hours wrangling with spreadsheets and outdated documents you’ve had for years?

You’re aware of the great benefits of cloud software, both accounting and productivity based, but where do you start? It’s a tale as old as time – there just aren’t the hours in the day to get everything moved over.

That’s where we can help – we’ll give you assistance where you need us most. We’ll run you through the necessary steps to get you up and running on cloud software. Once you can automate everything, you’ll be ecstatic at how much easier it will be to do previously tedious tasks.


Use social media

A weird suggestion, you may think – but it’s vital to maintain your presence without you actually in the office to answer the phone.

Your social media page can serve as a shop window, a culture showcase, or simply as a place to give people updates.

Are you not going to be in the office for a few weeks? Use social media to post a quick update letting your clients know this information. This not only tempers their expectations but also shows that you care about their needs and adds a human touch to your interactions with them. There’s a fair chance they’re on holiday too!


Get your tax done early

We’ve highlighted the benefits of cloud accounting software – why not take it one step further and hit those tax deadlines before they become an issue.

The self-assessment ‘payments on account’ deadline is fast approaching on the 31st of July, so it’s worth getting ahead as a sole trader or self-employed business.

Once you’re up the front, you can go away with the knowledge that you won’t be stung by an unexpected tax bill while sunning it up on the beach.


Payroll support

Make sure your payroll is done simply by outsourcing it to an accountant. Imagine the hours you could save if someone else always did this task for you.

It’s a game-changer, and something we’ve been providing for businesses and individuals alike for years, so it’s well worth considering if you know you’re not going to have the time.

In our experience, it’s not worth the stress of making a mistake on payroll –  especially if you’re away from the office.


Make time for yourself!

Not necessarily a tip, more of a call to arms! Working hard can be very difficult to find the time needed to plan a proper holiday.

It’s not worth cancelling your holiday because you feel like you have too much to do, especially if you haven’t been away for a while and you’re looking forward to it.

Now that you’ve hopefully outsourced a large portion of your more laborious business tasks, you’ll have some more hours in the day to focus on your time away.

As soon as you step off the plane and feel warm air hit your face, you’ll know it was all worth it.

Get in touch for any tailored business advice about anything discussed in this blog.

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