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Business owners warned! Avoid Recession Burnout.

Half of small–business owners worked more than 60 hour weeks in January 2009 to combat the effects of the recession, according to business networking website BT Tradespace. Research from BT Tradespace also showed that 8% of small–business owners spent more than 100 hours a week working. Commenting on the research, the Stress Management Society warned that business owners’ productivity will suffer if they continue to work such long hours. Stress Management Society director Neil Shah said: “Small–business owners should ensure that they maintain enough energy to continue their long working hours by taking time out to relax,” “Many business owners think throwing more hours and effort at the issue will give them the results they need. But actually if yo... »