As a solo business owner, you wear many hats. Unlike small businesses with employees and partners, you have to handle all aspects of your business independently. Keeping yourself focused and prioritizing important projects with daily tasks such as business planning, marketing, sales, product or service development, customer service, and administrative tasks can be challenging. That’s why solopreneurs like you need to take time to reevaluate your business and create goals for the future. Learn how a solo business retreat may benefit you and how to plan one below.
Why Should Solopreneurs Go on Retreats?
There are several reasons why planning a solo business retreat is a good idea for individual business owners:
Focused Time On Your Business
Carving out time to focus on your business plan, marketing efforts, and new launches can be challenging. Business retreats give you dedicated time to brainstorm new business ideas, marketing strategies, update your admin process, and review past sales.
Business owners are constantly learning. Today, there are more ways than ever before to update your skills and credentials in specific areas of your business. You can set aside time during your business retreat to finish that business self-help book you’ve been meaning to read, implement ideas from a conference you attended in a distraction-free environment, take an online course, and more.
Evaluate Your Business
Solo retreats are the perfect time to reflect on how your business has grown and strategize how to improve it in the future. Are you hitting the financial goals you set at the beginning of the year? Have you made goals for next year? Do you have a five-year plan for your business? If you don’t, a solo retreat is a great time to analyze the numbers behind your business to see where you need to improve.
Planning Your Retreat
Without a solid schedule and list of top priorities you want to accomplish during your retreat, time will quickly slip away. You may finish your retreat disappointed about your lack of productivity. To prevent this from happening, list a pie-in-the-sky overview of everything you wish you could accomplish during your retreat. This could be anything from updating your website, analyzing sales reports, and creating marketing materials for your next product launch. Then, star the highest priority items. This will allow you to base your schedule on what you can realistically accomplish. The key to planning a successful retreat is to refrain from cramming too many tasks into a short timeframe. Setting aside time for relaxing and rejuvenation is also essential.
Picking a Venue
The most important decision you’ll make about your solo retreat is picking the right venue. The possibilities are endless! The important part is that you pick a venue that inspires creativity while keeping distractions to a minimum. Determine whether you want to find a retreat center close to home or fly to a new destination to be inspired by the change of scenery.
If you’re looking for a serene, secluded business retreat place in Orlando, FL, Canterbury Conference Center is for you! Here, you can enjoy nature without the distractions of everyday life. Situated on 48 wooded acres in Oviedo, Florida, the Canterbury Conference Center is conveniently located in Orlando. It’s easily accessible by the Orlando International Airport and the Orlando/Sanford International Airport.
Our conference center offers 45 private guest rooms that are artfully designed to be distraction-free zones (without phones or televisions) and free from the noise of crowds and other hotel guests.
Scheduling Time Off
Many choose to schedule their solo business retreats between two or three days. Whether it’s a holiday weekend or mid-week, you’ll want to share clear communication guidelines with your current clients, customers, and family members while you’re away. Don’t wait to secure childcare, and ensure pets are cared for during that time so you can focus on your business without stress.
During your retreat, work during your natural peak hours. You may find you’re most productive in the early morning, or you may thrive when working in the evening. The important thing is to do what works best for you.
Another vital element of planning your solo retreat is scheduling time for rest and relaxation. Our business retreat place in Orlando, Florida, is perfect for that! With activities like canoeing on beautiful Lake Gem, enjoying a good book on our dock, writing in our garden, or walking through our mile-long nature trail, you’ll have plenty of ways to enjoy a relaxing time in nature. Listen to the comforting sounds of crickets at night and gaze at the heavens for a completely refreshing experience.
Canterbury Conference Center—Solo Business Retreat Place in Orlando, FL
Canterbury Conference Center is a retreat place in Orlando that offers serenity from the moment you walk through the doors. We’re located in Oviedo, Florida, just outside downtown Orlando. We’re about 30-45 minutes from many Orlando attractions. It’s the perfect retreat if you’re a solopreneur looking to travel to an off-the-beaten-path destination for your next business retreat. Learn more about the types of events we offer.
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