Small business owners including hoteliers do not have a good enough work-life balance to take time off to go on holiday, according to research.\r\n\r\nWorldpay found that long hours, stress, and a fear of handing over control are giving rise to a new phenomenon among the UK\u2019s five million small business owners \u2013 the \u2018No-cation'\r\n\r\nIn a survey, 70% of SME owners said they do not have enough of a work-life balance to take holiday.\u00a0Worldpay also\u00a0found that small business owners in the hotel industry are among the UK\u2019s hardest workers. One in five small businesses in the hotel industry say they have not had more than a week off in at least three years. And for one in 10\u00a0SMEs nationally, "even the idea of a few days leave is off-limits", unless absolutely essential.\r\n\r\nAccording to Worldpay\u2019s research, the reality of juggling the day job with everything from finance, to HR, to chasing customers for payment can quickly become overwhelming, and work-life balance is the first thing to suffer. Finance, cash-flow and paperwork top the list of business headaches, with the average small business owner spending the equivalent of 48 days per year on administration tasks. Over a fifth of small business owners in the hotel industry work seven days a week, with 36% enjoying \u2018only\u2019 a six day week, just to stay afloat.\r\n\r\nDave Hobday, UK managing director for Worldpay, said: \u201cSmall business owners need a holiday more than most, but worries about sales, cashflow, and customer loyalty mean they often spend summer on the shop floor instead of the sun lounger.\r\n\r\n\u201cOperational tasks are a fact of life, but there\u2019s something wrong if they start becoming a barrier to growth, prosperity and happiness. Business owners need to find ways to take back control of their information to become more efficient, make smarter decisions, and get that well-earned break.\u201d\r\n\r\nAccording to Worldpay\u2019s research, one in five small business owners use nothing more than a pen and paper to run their business. Just over a quarter of small hotel owners (28%) are so swamped by the day-to-day that\u00a0they are unable to analyse even basic data to help grow their business, while across industry sectors, a third of SMEs admit they spend no time whatsoever analysing data about their business.