It Figures 3/04

Public companies going private, abandoning e-mail and more
This story first appeared in the March 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
The number of public companies announcing privatization plans has increased
30%
from August 2002 to November 2003.
SOURCE: Grant Thornton LLP

21%
of "affluent Americans" plan to never retire.
SOURCE: U.S. Trust Corp. "Survey of Affluent Americans XXII"

61%
of CEOs plan on hiring employees in 2004.
SOURCE: The TEC Confidence Index

If spam problems worsen,
42%
of small businesses would consider abandoning e-mail for business correspondence.
SOURCE: InsightExpress LLC

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