The 'round the clock-ers'

Your business is your passion and your life. You never switch off.

There’s always one last email you can send, one last call you could make. You put your heart and soul into everything, finding the energy from somewhere to keep going, always.

You’re one of 1.6 million SME business owners who have increased their working hours during the pandemic.  Our research tells us that people like you are working up to three hours extra each day. This time is often spent reassuring customers, speaking with employees and chasing new business opportunities.

Take a look at our guides on how to protect and grow your business.

38% of SME owners have increased the time spent on their business – by an average of 3 hours a day.

Why are SME business owners working longer hours?




The top 3 sacrifices SME business owners have made due to working longer hours




Research conducted by Opinium Research between 3 and 13 July 2020 with a nationally representative sample of 1,006 senior decision makers in UK SMEs. Survey numbers have been extrapolated to calculate a national average.