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It Figures 11/02

Security changes since 9/11, spending by young shoppers and more
Magazine Contributor
2 min read

This story appears in the November 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

1 in 70
U.S. households filed for personal bankruptcy last tax season.
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau/

More than
U.S. small and midsized businesses-
more than last year-use business processing automation applications, for tasks such as managing sales or customer inventory. SOURCE: TrueCareers

The number of people in North America with at least $1 million in assets rose 1.8 percent to
last year.
SOURCE: Merrill Lynch and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

Up to
of the e-mail U.S. businesses receive is spam.
SOURCE: MessageLabs

of small businesses with Web sites exchange e-mail with customers several times a day.
SOURCE: The Gallup Organization

The number of workers 65 and older looking for work is up
over last year.
SOURCE: American Association of Retired Persons

of boomers believe they will continue to work during retirement.
SOURCE: Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

  SINCE 9/11 small businesses have made a number of security changes in the workplace:

SOURCE: Pew Internet/American Life Project Leadership
  IS THE RELATIONSHIP between business and golf for better or worse? Here's what business executives have to say.
  MOST U.S. CONSUMERS believe corporations are guilty of exaggerating or overstating thier profits:
  YOUNG SHOPPERS are expected to play a more significant role in Internet spending by 2006:

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