January signals the start of a new year, looking back on the previous year in business, how are you feeling? Are you happy and looking forward to the future? Or anxious and worried about what the next 12 months might bring?
We've undertaken a survey of 500 small business owners to find out about their emotional wellbeing, read on to find out how you compare when it comes to coping with stress, lack of sleep and achieving a work/life balance.
1 in 5
are risking their health
More than 1 in 5 SME owners are risking their health by missing a medical appointment due to work commitments.
1 in 8
More than 1 in 8 respondents are so stressed they only sleep 3-4 hours a night.
happier owning their own business
75% of SME owners are happier owning their own business than they were in previous jobs.
Success makes you sexy – more than half of business owners have gained self-confidence since starting their business
sacrificed family time
45% of SME owners have sacrificed family time to set up their business.
on average female owners work 10 hours less
On average, female SME owners work 10 hours less than their male counterparts per week.
prefer owning their own business
70% of SME owners would never go back to working for someone else.
33% of men are most worried about their business not succeeding compared to 57% of women who are most worried about finances
find regulations worrying
A quarter of SME owners find government regulations to be the most worrying part of owning a business.
are more stressed now than in previous jobs
More than half of SME owners are more stressed now than in previous jobs.