Female business leaders face several problems in the modern economy. According to the findings of Hiscox’s 2016 DNA of an Entrepreneur report, a lack of capital is a major barrier for small business growth in nearly every country. Small businesses drive innovation and local employment, so disadvantages to woman-owned enterprises can harm the overall economy.

Nothing quite says ‘summer’ like long, lazy days, warm nights, Vacations at the beach, and… mid-year budgeting, right? Budgeting may not be the first thing you think of when summer approaches, but the season is a natural midpoint in the year to stop and take a look at your business to see if you are on track to meet your annual goals. If you need to make a correction, it will be easier to do it at mid-year than at the end of the year. So, before you leave for that beach vacation here are some things to consider as you approach the half-way point of the year.

Whether you plan weddings, reunions, fundraising galas or corporate conventions, there’s probably one time of year that’s busiest for you. For wedding planners, it’s often summer going into early fall. For corporate event planners, it may be the first quarter, after the year-end results have been tallied. No matter when your busy season is, these tips will help you do more in less time.

While it may be more challenging to remain hands-on as your company grows, it’s also more important to do so. Understanding what is going on in every department of your business is critical if you want to continue to expand.