Small business owners spend 17 full days a year worrying about their business outside of work, according to new data.The statistic emerged in a study of 500 American small business owners, which found that even when they’re off the clock, SBOs worry about their business for the equivalent of an entire work day — nearly eight hours a week.

According to the results of the study, over half of American small business owners (51%) say they have trouble “switching off” from work when on their free time.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of GoDaddy, also revealed that free time is hardly free time when it comes to small business owners, as 41% say they often get pulled away to deal with business matters when trying to take a break.

In fact, the average small business owner says they lose four hours of free time every week to handle business matters.

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