Most owners of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) say they work for more than three hours on the weekend and check business-related emails, calls, and texts during their free time, according to recent research from GetResponse.

The report was based on data from a survey conducted in July 2018 among 4,237 SMB owners.

Some 91% of respondents say they do some work on the weekends, with 21% of them saying they work 1-2 hours, on average; 33% saying they work 3-5 hours; 24% saying they work 6-10 hours; and 14% saying they work more than 15 hours.

Some 93% of SMB owners say they check their business-related emails, calls, and texts during their free time.

Nearly half (48%) of SMB owners say they never take a break from thinking about work.

Nearly one-third (32%) of of SMB owners who used to work a corporate job say they started their own business to have a better work-life balance.

Some 92% of respondents say it is important for them to balance their work and their personal life.

About the research: The report was based on data from a survey conducted in July 2018 among 4,237 SMB owners.

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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