However life isn’t perfect. There is no rose without a thorn. Nearly 35% business owners had trouble delegating their work to improve the efficiency of their business, and 47% felt the pressure of work was spilling over into their home lives. Despite this many were able to switch off from work with 22% taking to exercise and 36% spending time with their family.
To put these statistics in perspective, Glen Parkinson encouraged SME owners to delegate in order to achieve a work-life balance, “UK SME owners need to delegate more and only have daily involvement in those activities that truly need their expertise. Reducing their involvement in wider business activities and empowering their teams to do these tasks will help build trust and will hopefully prevent them from taking work pressure home.”