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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Don't Let Your Startup Kill You

Business Opportunities Weblog: Don't Let Your Startup Kill You
A recent British study confirms what entrepreneurs have long suspected -- the stress of starting a business can take a heavy health toll. If you ever feel like you're working yourself to death, it may be more than just your imagination.

Running a business can take a significant toll on your health and personal life, according to new research.

A study by MYOB UK, a London-based business-software maker, found that nearly 70% of the 400 entrepreneurs surveyed feel their companies are adversely affecting their health or personal lives. "Quite often, people go into business because they want control of their own destiny, they want to make money, or they just want a change in lifestyle," says Simon Smith, MYOB's general manager. "And what we found was that the reality tended to be quite different."

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