Do Small Business Owners get a 'Christmas Break'?
With the festive season eagerly anticipated by many and the office wind down for Christmas in full swing for a few, statistics show that small business owners do not revel in the same luxury of a Christmas break.
There are a significant amount of benefits in running your own business and being your own boss, however for small owners, the Christmas period can be the busiest time of the year with products and services becoming higher in demand and many firms strategically planning for the year ahead. Almost two thirds of business owners will be working over the festive season, with 12% even working on Christmas Day.
Opinions vary towards working at Christmas, of course society cannot just stop and for some industries it simply is not feasible to close during such a hectic phase, however do we all deserve a little relaxation time to enjoy the festivities? Let us know what you think!