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It Figures 05/03

The rise of direct navigation on the Web, what motivates entrepreneurs and more

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Only

94%

of Web consumers visit multiple sites to compare prices.

SOURCE: BizRate.com

It takes an average of

65

DAYS

to fill management positions.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Department

In 2003, computer viruses will create

$28

BILLION

in damages.

Antivirus solutions, meanwhile, will total

$1.8

BILLION

in revenue in 2003.SOURCE: Radicati

Only

5%

of e-mail users read spam messages, down from

18%

in 2001.

SOURCE: DoubleClick

HIGHER PURPOSE
WHILE 60% OF THOSE WHO want to start a business say financial success is their major incentive, established business owners have different reasons.

Source:The Hartford Financial Services Group

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