Recent research shows that owner-managers of small and medium sized businesses have doubled the amount of time they spend growing their businesses compared with six months ago.
On average, SME leaders spend almost a third of their working week exclusively focused on planning and delivering growth compared with just 13% of their time six months ago.
And there has been a corresponding drop in the amount of time they spend on administrative and ‘non-essential’ activities.
The results speak for themselves. Businesses where owners spend half their time or more ‘at the helm’ are 30% more likely to be experiencing growth than those whose bosses do not.