the blog

7 Productivity Stats for Small Business Owners

Being a small business owner comes with a lot of responsibility which usually means a long to-do list. What is the one thing most of us wish we had more of: TIME!

We created a quiz that will help you find out how many hours you’re losing and how to gain them back!


Research done by The Alternative Board found that most business owners work an average of 50 hours per week.


Between long hours and overwhelm, it’s easy to see how your productivity might slip. I am here to give you systems and strategies so you can work less, but better.

I compiled some statistics about small business owners. Can you relate to these?

(make sure you read to the end to find out which productivity power move will help you get more done in a day than you did during all of last week!)


72% of small business owners feel overwhelmed

Key takeaway: Look at what’s on your plate, decide what doesn’t need to be there, and let it go!


You are 31% more productive when you’re feeling positive than when your brain is negative, stressed, or even neutral! (Shawn Achor – Happiness Advantage)

Key takeaway: Find little ways to enjoy your day and tasks more. It’s going to help you get more done!


82% of people do not have a dedicated time management system

Key takeaway: Most of us don’t even realize where we are losing time.

Multi-tasking without time-tracking decreases productivity to 45%

Key takeaway: Keeping track of your time will help you see exactly what you have accomplished and keep you on track to get more done.


Business owners spend only 32% of their time working ON the business

Key takeaway: It’s easy to find yourself working IN your business when you should be spending more time ON your biz. Think big picture needle movers. Those need to take priority.

Business owners only spend 34% of their time on activities that are both important and urgent

Key takeaway: We are all easily distracted. Keeping track of time will help us stay focused and to also see the things that could be delegated to someone else.


60% of business owners said they would like to have more time over less work

We can help with that! Take our productivity quiz to find out your productivity power move so that you can get more done in less time.




you said:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Explore Episodes

Join us every Tuesday for new episodes on Balancing Busy Podcast