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Running Your Business While Sick


A few things can be guaranteed – like paying taxes and that the sun will set and rise. And, there are a few things that don’t come with a guarantee – and one of those is your health. 

While everyone should have insurance, it is essential for business owners. Having health and life insurance is just one way you can protect your small business. 

Every so often, it isn’t an illness that disrupts our lives; it is an accident, in which case you’ll need to call in the experts. From a car accident lawyer to accident aftercare, you must get the support you need.

In the meantime, here are some tips about how you can keep your business running in the face of illness. 



To-do list


If like most small business owners, you like to keep busy, and your to-do list is overflowing, then you’re going to need to cut back on it. 

Depending on the relationship with your clients, you might consider letting them know there is an issue – and that service will be slower than regular. 

Most businesses will be okay with it and appreciate that transparency. 

Trim your to-do list so that it makes sense for your current ability. 




One of the hardest things can be accepting that you might be slower than usual. It can be challenging to come to terms with the fact you might not be able to perform your regular standard – or at your regular speed. 

Instead of focusing on what you can’t do, look at what you can do. Try to keep your stress levels to a minimum so that you don’t impact your recovery. 




Does your work rely on a lot of meetings, either face to face or via video call? For anything, face-to-face reschedules until you feel better or switch them to video calls and take them when you can. 

Communication is one of the essential things in a business, so make sure to keep your lines open and transparent. 




Rather than just cross things off the to-do list, they should be transferred to a list called a ‘catch-up’ list. Anything that gets added to the list should be something you come back to when you feel better. These should be non-urgent tasks. 




Most people have an unhealthy relationship with rest, and believe we must earn it. However, rest is one of the most important things for your recovery. Resting as often as possible can help you increase your energy and hasten your healing. 

Try to separate the idea that resting is lazy and frame it to help your business long-term. 





A support system can help you keep on top of some of your admin – It is also a good idea to look at if your finances can stretch to hiring a VA to help you on a short-term basis while you get the much-needed recovery. 

Becoming ill is just one thing that could happen in your small business or freelance career. Ideally, you always want to strive towards success. Here is how to manage that: Become a Successful Freelancer: What to Know.


(Disclaimer: This content is a partnered post. This material is provided as news and general information. It should not be construed as an endorsement of any investment service. The opinions expressed are the personal views and experience of the author, and no recommendation is made.)

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