If you have recently started a business or you work for yourself, taking a holiday can be difficult. Not only do you have to think about finding someone to cover the workload whilst you are away, but you also have the stress of hoping everything runs smoothly without your watchful eye. This is why so many startup founders fail to take adequate breaks from work. In fact, it’s one of the top challenges that startup founders face and leads to some taking no time off at all. Luckily, there is a solution.

What is a Startup Holiday?

Anyone who has founded a startup will know that holidays are usually at the bottom of the ‘to do’ list; they are just not something that you think about despite being an important part of achieving a work/life balance. However, some business have started to combine the need for a holiday with the responsibility of a startup by going away with colleagues, clients and other similar businesses. This is called a startup holiday.

There are a number of trips that you can take as a startup founder, either with the people you work with or with similar entrepreneurs; some even choose to go away with clients, as a way to solidify that relationship. These trips are specifically aimed at those who need a startup holiday, a break from work without leaving the business behind altogether. As it is often difficult to completely take a break away from work, startup holidays have been designed to help. For example, coworking cruises allow you to work whilst exploring somewhere new. Similarly, business retreats provide you helpful information and a change of scenery. There are even yoga retreats, team building adventures and conferences that combine the feel of a holiday with the opportunity to benefit the startup in some way.

A startup holiday isn’t a complete break from work, but it is better than nothing. Removing yourself from the workplace provides you with the chance to relax, unwind and focus your attention on something other than work. With a startup holiday, it’s possible to reset and motivate yourself. To find out more about having your digital marketing taken care of whilst you are away, get in touch.

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