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Aug 29, 2014 - 4:15pm

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

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 standing in front of oil pumps near Baker, Montana.
Senior Editor, Digital Content

Sean has written for various Chamber properties since 2012. In 1999, Sean launched a “weblog” and never looked back, becoming a self-proclaimed pioneer of the medium.

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