Small business owners are often lumped with long shifts and minimal vacation time, but don’t write off that family Christmas holiday just yet! George Hartley, the director and co-founder of the email app, Smartrmail, is living proof that your personal life doesn’t have to suffer just because you’re running a successful small business. While remotely managing his small team of staff in Melbourne and Adelaide, Hartley was able to spend six months travelling around Berlin and Europe with his girlfriend, while taking advantage of the different time zones and catching up with his staff overnight.
“The 4G coverage was good, so we found it wasn’t an issue to be working from trains, cafes and Airbnb accommodation,” he said.
He also made his travel aspirations possible by making sure his staff were all smart, independent workers who can efficiently manage their own time and projects. He then kept in contact with his staff by utilising professional technology like Slack and Trello, as well as shared documents. So if Hartley can do it, so can you!
Before you hit the road for your well-deserved Christmas holiday, make sure your businesses risks are properly handled so you can have some extra peace of mind while you travel. Talk to F.D Beck Insurance Brokers about your insurance needs today!