Business Owners Want More Time with Family

Chicago, IL, August 20, 2012 --( My Secret Staff conducted a survey with Google to answer this question:

If you had 5 extra hours a week where would you spend them?


The respondents were given five options and were asked to choose only one. The options and the survey results were as follows:

· 51.8% of the total respondents chose I’d spend them with my family.
· 15.0% of the total respondents chose Developing new products.
· 12.2 % of the total respondents chose I’d spend them marketing my business.
· 12.0 % of the total respondents chose Getting caught up on paperwork.
· 9.0% of the total respondents chose I’d spend them looking for sales.

Given the current economic downturn across the US, we were surprised to see that over 50% of small business owners chose “spend them with my family.” But what does it imply? Does it mean that we prioritize family over work? Or does it simply reflect the obvious – our usual case of not having time for them because of so much stuff to do at work? And so, if we were given extra 5 hours a week, we would immediately grab that chance to spend it with our loved ones instead.


There were a total of 500 respondents, ages 18 years old and above, wherein 54.6% are males and 45.4% are females. All respondents self identified as business owners currently active in the US. Also, 23.6%of the total respondents came from the Midwestern US, 26.8% from the Northeastern US, 27.8% from the Southern US, and 21.8% from the Western US.

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My Secret Staff is in the business of helping American entrepreneurs get more done. They specialize in outsourcing tasks business owners don’t have the time or skills for so that they can focus on what matters most. To learn more about this survey and how My Secret Staff help business owners get things done, call them at 1-866-237-8315 or visit their website at
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Maria Shellae