It Figures 10/01

The financial worries of small-business owners, celebrating Halloween and more
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Small-business owners are worried about different aspects of financial management than people who acquired their wealth from stock options or through inheritances. And all three wealth groups have different financial worries than the general population. Here are three of their top concerns:

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BARGAIN BUYERS?
 
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47%
of Americans see the Internet as a source of worry.
SOURCE: Markle Foundation

85%
of teenage students earn more than minimum wage.
SOURCE: Junior Achievement

43%
of executives' time is spent coping with crises.
SOURCE: The Creative Group

 88%
of Americans believe small businesses have to little influence on politicians.
SOURCE: Harris Poll

82%
of consumers stop using products from companies they believe have betrayed their trust.
SOURCE: Booth-Harris Trust Monitor

2/3
of African Americans would like to be entrepreneurs.
SOURCE: National Urban League

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