Despite the longer hours and increased pressure, running your own business brings greater satisfaction and a happier outlook on life according to research from
As the number of people starting businesses continues to boom in the
The research among 2000
When it comes to stress levels, while business owners were more likely than employees to say they felt regularly or constantly under pressure at work they were also 35 percent more likely than employees to say they perform best under pressure. The biggest stress factors for the boss are customers while for employees it's the boss! However, a cautionary note for business owners - they are more likely to be taken ill with stress than employees.
Yet despite all this, business owners were just as likely as employees to find time to do things for themselves or with their family outside the home. And nearly 50 percent more prone to be completely contented and happy with their lives.
"There are many resources for small business owners and at AXA we run our website Business Guardian Angel which can provide help and support in many of the key areas important to those running a business."
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