Small business owners plan to work remotely this summer; on average, 18 days, according to a new Cisco WebEx survey of 500 U.S. small business owners. 15% of those surveyed intend to work remotely 36 days or more. Almost half of small business owners plan to work remotely for at least two weeks before the summer is out. Summer or not, nearly one-fourth (23%) of the respondents said their companies rely on telecommuting. Respondents also say their biggest pet peeves about in-person meetings are that they run longer than planned (29%), and are hard to organize because of conflicting schedules (25%). The survey was conducted for Cisco by Wakefield Research between June 6 and June 14, 2012 involving the owners of businesses with 100 or fewer employees. The poll has a margin of error of 4.4%.

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