It Figures 02/03

Online-ad trends, personal use of the Internet at work, a look at how small businesses are cutting their budgets, and more
This story first appeared in the February 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
Obese people earn
2.5%
less than their thinner co-workers.
SOURCE: Charles L. Baum and William F. Ford, Middle Tennessee State University

African American men and Hispanic men are
50%
more likely and
20%
more likely, respectively, to start a business than white men. SOURCE: The Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics

90%
of people would tell family and friends to avoid restaurants they thought were dirty.
SOURCE: Opinion Research Corp. International

2�3
of entrepreneurs are firstborns.
SOURCE: Thomas K. Connellan, author of Bringing Out the Best in Others (Brad Press)

71%
of employees are stressed at work.
SOURCE: UBS/Gallup Organization

Consumers received
60%
more e-mails in 2002 than they did in 2001. They now receive an average of 254 e-mails a week.
SOURCE: DoubleClick Inc.

TRAPPING IN THE NET
  TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT of employees admit they are addicted to personal use of the Internet in the workplace.
Source: Websense
 
  59% of males and 67% of females occasionally go online while watching TV
SOURCE: DBM
 
  7.8% of the nation's work force was laid off between 1999 and 2001
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
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