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25 Jun, 2015

Study: Female business owners need to set boundaries to achieve better work-life balance

You say you care about work-life balance, but do you, really?

A new survey found that while women small business owners claim to value work-life balance more than men, women are less likely than men to actually take steps to achieve that elusive goal.

Capital One’s latest Spark Business Barometer polled small business owners about various aspects of their businesses, including how they define business success. The most commonly cited measures of success are typical ones for a business – customer satisfaction led the pack, cited by 94 percent of entrepreneurs, followed by revenues and profits (cited by 77 and 76 percent, respectively; respondents could choose more than one answer).

However, work-life balance ranked fairly high, too. Sixty-nine percent of women define success as achieving work-life balance, compared to 58 percent of men.

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