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It’s not surprising that the coronavirus pandemic – and the subsequent shutdown of society – has taken its toll on the emotional and mental health of small business owners.
Even before the pandemic, our research told us that the self-employed struggle to take a break from their work.
But what’s the current scale of the problem? And as the UK’s regions begin to open up again, are there reasons for optimism?
Our latest report compiles our survey results on the wellbeing of small business owners.
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Keep on reading for a snapshot of the headlines in the report.
Our headlines reveal a worrying spike in stress and anxiety, as many self-employed people haven’t been able to continue working as normal.
What’s more, millions of small business owners are risking burnout, and many are experiencing sleepless nights.
But while small business owners are still struggling with their wellbeing, many are optimistic about the future.
36 per cent of the self-employed people we surveyed said that they’re positive about the future of their business.
We also found that small business owners are taking steps to improve their wellbeing in 2021, including by reading more, doing more exercise, and dedicating more time to connecting with friends and family.
How has the impact of coronavirus affected your wellbeing? Let us know in the comments below.
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