How Small Business Owners Want to Spend Their Time

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Jan 5, 2017 · 4 min read

A Look at the Numbers

About 63 percent of business owners who took the survey said they worked at least 50 hours a week, spending most of that time answering emails, dealing with customers and managing employee issues. Nearly three quarters of those surveyed said they would much rather spend time working on strategic business activities, such as setting long-term goals and most would prefer to work less than 42 hours a week.

How They Want to Improve

Business owners believe they spend way too much time operating their company — and they do! Those surveyed said they would be much more productive if they:

  • Established daily, weekly and/or monthly deadlines and tasks
  • Created and implemented a formal strategic plan
  1. Measure employee success based on real results
  2. Delegate administrative tasks
  3. Spend more time improving personal skills as a business owner

A Better Way to Operate

One of the easiest ways for business owners to free up time and be more productive is to streamline tasks like scheduling and payroll. With Deputy’s employee scheduling software, users can create a schedule in minutes, communicate quickly with all employees, delegate tasks in an instant and hand off the task of payroll to the professional.With Deputy, business owners devote more of their time to doing what they love: growing their business and turning a greater profit.


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