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Small Business Owners and the Myth of Free Time

If you are a small business owner or in any role where you work independently, you have most likely heard something like, "You work from home (or for yourself) so you can … [fill in request to run an errand, meet for coffee or a beer, or do whatever is needed]."

This can be frustrating, especially since many 9-to-5ers don't realize that as a business owner or solopreneur, you often have more than one "job." Typically, in addition to your "main" position as a service provider, you also have to wear the hats of everything from sales team to janitor.

Although you may be able to outsource some of your duties, you are ultimately responsible for the success of your business. When you have to put in the hours of an entire company, the idea of "free time" seems like a myth.

Is free time a myth or is there a way to find balance between your business and your personal life? Read this post in its entirety on the Grammar Snob Blog to find out.

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