The average worker wastes 1.7 hours of a typical work day, according to a recent survey by Salary.com. Itís no surprise that the activities listed as taking time away from work include surfing the Internet for non-work purposes, socializing with co-workers, and conducting personal business. When working as a sole-proprietor, these time wasters add up, and can quickly impact the bottom-line. And, whereas the typical employee may need guidance from a manager to provide more challenging work or more flexibility to offset time-wasters, a small business owner has to be self-motivated to find the right balance between work and play. Do you think a self-employed professional wastes more or less time in a given day than a typical employee?