As an entrepreneur, how many hours should you be working?
In a world where businesses aren’t certain, it’s tempting to never call it a day. But at a certain point, it must pay to go home. Determining that point, however, is the tricky part. In an uncertain job market, fortunate owners with steady paying gigs often think twice before shutting down for the day. But is there any benefit to responding to those additional emails or hanging around the office for that extra hour? Is there a weekly hour sweet spot? In a competitive economy where people still value their family and leisure time, figuring out the answer could give businesses a strategic advantage, so it’s no surprise that plenty of people have conflicting opinions on the matter.
If you’re working too much, you might miss important family events or milestones. If you’re working too little you may be at risk of losing your business.