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Tim Berry on business planning, starting and growing your business, and having a life in the meantime.

Love, Sex, and Small Business. Wait … What? 1

I received an email today, Valentine’s Day, with this juicy data from a Manta survey on marriage and business:

Snails by Adam Foster Flickr cc

… a new study … shows small business owners are mixing business with pleasure. The survey of more than 1,100 small business owners shows one in four work with their significant other and nearly 60 percent say they would recommend it. In fact, one-third of those polled say their family life and relationships have actually improved as a result of owning their business.

But then, just when you thought it was safe to start a business, they followed that with this:

Unfortunately, that hasn’t extended into the bedroom. SMBs rank their sex life last in the areas of their life that have gotten better with business, saying their business and personal relationships are of higher importance.

I think that proves, once again, that surveys prove nothing.

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  • Andy Hayes

    Ha. Great find. Who comes up with these surveys anyway..