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It Figures 06/05

Stolen laptops, overworked employees and more

24%

of adults who read direct mail visit the store the direct mail came from within

90 days of

receiving the mail.
Statistic Source: Vertis

Since March 2001, the numbers of employed women and men 55 and older have increased

26.3%

and

20%,

respectively.
Statistic Source: Economy.com

1 in 3

employees say they're chronically overworked.
Statistic Source: Families and Work Institute

Since 2000, women's share of total SBA-backed loans has only increased

1%.

of businesses worldwide expect to have employees who work remotely.
Statistic Source: "Access to Capital: Where We've Been, Where We're Going" from the Center for Women's Business Research

76%

of employees say their companies' efforts to recognize employee achievements are at least somewhat effective.
Statistic Source: The Creative Group

The average cost of a stolen laptop, including hardware and data, is

$27K.

Statistic Source: Computer Security Institute

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This article was originally published in the June 2005 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: It Figures 06/05.

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