Homeworkers Still Getting Work-Life Balance Wrong

2.1 million people working from home can’t be wrong, can they?

Research from BT Business suggests that of the 2.1 million home-based small businesses in the UK nearly half are not managing their work-life balance.

For many people working from home is often the main answer to achieving the work-life balance and yet this survey suggets there is still much difficulty in seperating work from private life.

Further to indicating these difficulties the research shows the reasons why businesses were run from home varies from region to region in the UK.

In the West Midlands home-workers based their businesses from home to capitalise on lower overheads. In Scotland the main concern is simply with achieving a better work/life balance and Londoners state that finding customers is their biggest worry.

BT Business has responded to the results by stating 2008 as The Year of the Home Worker and is offering support to home-based business owners, through their Basics of Working from Home pages.

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For furthe information see is4profit’s business advice on Managing employees who work from home.

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