No Vacation Nation: 4 in 10 Small Business Owners Don't Plan to Go on Vacation

Aug 29, 2014 - 4:15pm

Senior Editor, Digital Content

A survey from the U.S. Travel Association found that 40% of Americans don’t use all their paid vacation days. “Unfortunately, workers do not seem to realize that forfeiting their vacation time comes at the expense of their overall health, well-being and relationships,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association.

The same applies to small business owners, many of whom are also work martyrs.

A survey by OnDeck Capital found that only 57% of small business owners plan to go on vacation this year. Those who do won’t fully remove themselves from work. Sixty-seven percent say that they’ll check in at least once a day.

What’s more, nearly half (48%) of small business owners don’t make taking vacations a priority.

To all the small business owners reading this: You work hard and are very dedicated to the success of your businesses. But you also deserve a break. Make sure you give yourself some time away to recharge.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a Labor Day weekend to enjoy.

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Sean Hackbarth
Senior Editor, Digital Content

Sean writes about public policies affecting businesses including energy, health care, and regulations. When not battling those making it harder for free enterprise to succeed, he raves about all things Wisconsin (his home state) and religiously follows the Green Bay Packers.