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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

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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
 

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