Only 16% of small businesses use blogs and podcasts
98% of US small-business owners and managers are working during their time off – including nights, weekends and vacations – and nearly 54% expect to work even harder in 2008. The car remains a favorite place to work, with 72% saying they make business calls while driving and nearly 40% saying they get their best ideas behind the wheel. Slightly more than 38% cannot remember the last time they took a vacation. If given a choice, nearly 52% said they would accept comparable business results in 2008 if they could have twice as much free time, while 48% said they would work even more hours if they could double their company’s sales. More than 84% said they have not yet incorporated new media (blogs, podcasts, virtual meeting software or services) into their business activities, Staples survey said.