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It's Labor Day — and you, business owner, deserve a break, too

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Yes, yes, yes, Labor Day is all about celebrating the American worker.

Here's an article about how Labor Day came to be. Here's another one, this time from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Yes, your workers are important. Of course they are. For many of you, your employees are much like family. And here's a quick read on how — and why — to thank them for working so hard for you.

But you know what? A recent study found that business owners work an average 11 hours more per week and that they take less vacation time than they did as employees. The study also found that 67 percent of business owners still say they're happier running their own businesses than they were working for someone else.

So on this Labor Day, I say here's to you, hard-working business owners! You deserve a break, too. And let's make it one that scientists have proven will make you more productive later: Here's a cat video to watch.

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Amy Gulli

Amy Gulli

Amy Gulli is the managing editor of the Central Penn Business Journal. Have a question or tip for her? Email her at Follow her on Twitter, @amygulli. Circle Amy Gulli on .

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