Staying Connected on Summer Vacation

Even on vacation, it’s all work and little play for small business owners.

A recent poll of indicates that many American small business owners won’t completely tune out from their responsibilities during their vacations. The survey from Cisco WebEx showed that business owners plan to work an average of 18 days remotely this summer.

Of the 500 people surveyed, 15 percent intend to work remotely 36 days or more. Almost half said they would be remote for at least two weeks.

“Many respondents prefer working remotely to avoid hassles and inconveniences often associated with traditional office meetings,” according to the MarketWire press release.

“The results demonstrate the extent to which telephone and video conferencing have become ingrained in the work habits of small business owners, since nearly half of the survey respondents say traditional, in-person meetings are becoming less relevant,” said Glenn Bray, senior director, Cloud Collaboration Applications Technology Group, Cisco.

The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Cisco WebEx, one of the leading providers for telephone and video conferencing platforms. Small businesses were those with 100 or fewer employees.

Image credit: Paull Young