It’s good to be king (or queen). Often, when thinking of the benefits of being an entrepreneur, people tend to focus on the business perks. And, of course, as an entrepreneur, you are your own boss. You get to make the decisions and run the business as you see fit. Your creativity can really shine!
While these perks are great, there are obviously more personal benefits that attract people to entrepreneurship in a variety of fields, services and industries. These include flexible scheduling and the ability to work from home. Both of these are especially beneficial for business owners with growing families or for those who are simply not fans of cubicle life or open offices. Here’s another personal perk that might not have crossed your mind — you can vacation in the off season!
Too many people say they do not have the time to take a vacation. In fact, only about one quarter of American workers use all of their vacation days in any given year (and most Americans in the corporate world have at least two weeks off per year). Perhaps if more people realized the benefits of vacations, more people would make time for them. Vacations can actually make people more productive at work by improving creativity, promoting well being and warding off burnout.
As an entrepreneur, not only do you have control of your business life but your personal life as well. And if taking a vacation will make you better on a business level and on a personal level, then that is a business-savvy decision. And by vacationing in the off season, you can show your business sense by saving money and beating the crowds.