It Figures 08/02

Countries with the most entrepreneurial activity, how much overtime are people working and more
This story first appeared in the August 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
DRIFTING SOUTH
  THE AMERICAN dream seems to be migrating southward. Mexico ranked No. 1 among all nations in entrepreneurial activity last year.*
*based on the percentage of adults either launching a business or operating one under 31�2 years old
SOURCE: Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
 
MIDNIGHT OIL
  NEARLY TWO-THIRDS of managers and professionals work late three to five days a week. Here's a breakdown:

SOURCE: Management Recruiters International Inc.
 
 
 
 
ODD JOBS
  IF YOU THINK your business is a conversation starter, take a quick look at these unusual occupations:

SOURCE: Express Personnel Services Odd Job Survey
 
I WANT MY DSL!
  SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT of entrepreneurs say DSL would be one of the last services they'd eliminate when cutting costs. Here's how small businesses use DSL:

SOURCE: Yankee Group
 
The number of peer-to-peer file-sharing and file-transfer Web sites has increased
535%
in the past year.
SOURCE: Source: Websense Inc.

62%
of consumers say they prefer text-based e-mail ads to HTML-based or rich media e-mails.
SOURCE: Opt-in News

93%
of women business travelers use the Internet on the road.
SOURCE: John Portman & Associates

  This year, more than
50%
of all business travelers will be women.
SOURCE: John Portman & Associates


95.5%
of employees say exercise improves their work performance, yet only
16%
of employers offer on-site health- or fitness-related programs.
SOURCE: Greenfield Online

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