Why you need to ‘eat the frog’ every morning


Stressed-out small business owners are averaging just four-and-a-half hours of sleep each night, far less than the recommended seven to nine hours, a new study has found.

Rising red tape and admin now cost Australian small businesses an average of 541 hours and $14,857 each year, which would equate to more than $20 billion across the economy, according to the study by accounting software firm Reckon.

Nearly half of more than 1300 small business owners polled said admin and red tape were “killing the dream” that made them start up in the first place.

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