Small business owners told Discover's researchers that free time remains scarce for the self-employed. More than half of the respondents work six or seven days per week, while 51% of business owners reported canceling family vacations to stay focused on growing their companies. Discover Card researchers also compared the 55% of small business owners who said they would work through most holidays this year to the 27% of non-self-employed consumers who reported giving up at least one major day off to their employers.
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Joe Taylor Jr. is an internal business consultant for a Fortune 500 company, who writes about finance, culture, and design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ithaca College.