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The Business Journals: Why Taking a Vacation is Good for Your Business

Calhoun Companies president and co-owner, Andy Kocemba, is a contributing writer for The Business Journals. Each month, he offers advice on buying, selling and running small to mid-size businesses.

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“Take vacations. Go as many places as you can. You can always make more money. You can’t always make memories.”

My dad has this quote hanging in his office.

While I bet most business owners would acknowledge it as truth, they would also admit they find it very hard to act on.

But here’s the good part many people don’t realize: Taking a vacation can not only benefit you, but also your business.

The most obvious benefit of a vacation is the personal relaxation and lowering of stress levels, but think about how that impacts your work life once you return to the office.

Most find themselves recharged and ready to run their companies with new enthusiasm. This energy pours itself into positive change and momentum within your company, and also spreads to the employees who look to you for guidance and inspiration.

Time away can provide a business owner the peace, quiet, and space to focus some thought on strategy.

Getting away from the daily demands and emergencies can free the mind to focus on big picture questions like, “Where am I taking my business?” “What are my goals for this year?” and “What improvements can I be making to grow my company?”

Read more about how taking a vacation can benefit your business on The Business Journals website


calhouncosandykocembaAndy Kocemba is president and co-owner of Calhoun Cos., a top business brokerage firms in the Upper Midwest. Calhoun Cos. has been connecting buyers and sellers since 1908, working with small- to medium-sized businesses across allindustries. A graduate from Bethel University, Kocemba joined Calhoun Cos. in 2003 as a sales agent before buying the business in 2011. He is a member of the International Business Brokers Association, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and Better Business Bureau.

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