SCORE: When was your last vacation?

I have seen many businesses that are owner dependent rather than systems and process dependent. Once you hire your first employee, the whole dynamic of the business will change. That employee is representing your interests and is now the face of the company. Things can start falling through the cracks. Many owners respond to this by trying to micro manage each employee to ensure the work gets done the way the owner desires. They are working long hours and feel they cannot take a vacation because the business will fail without them. This is the wrong way to run your business!!

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