According to the 2nd Annual Staples National Small Business Survey (NASDAQ: SPLS), more than half of small businesses said that work has actually become part of their dreams. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed said that they “sleepworkâ€ (i.e. dream about work), and nearly 70 percent of those “sleepworkersâ€ report they wake up and put their “work dreamsâ€ to action.
I’m not sure where to start with this, but I wonder if they included nightmares in the survey?
Other interesting results include:
â€¢ Slightly more than 38 percent cannot remember the last time they took a vacation.
â€¢ If given a choice, nearly 52 percent said they would accept comparable business results in 2008 if they could have twice as much free time, while 48 percent said they would work even more hours if they could double their companyâ€™s sales.
â€¢ More than 84 percent said they have not yet incorporated â€œnew mediaâ€ (blogs, podcasts, virtual meeting software or services) into their business activities. (People, c’mom! – See Blog Dammit)
â€¢ Fifty-two percent make New Yearâ€™s resolutions for their business. Of those, 58 percent said they resolve to increase business, while only 21 percent said they want more time off. Thirty-five percent said they want to increase profits/eliminate debt.
â€¢ Nearly 70 percent admitted they do not have a written business plan (See Palo Alto Software!)