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It Figures 07/04

Benefits to small-business employees, where spam comes from and more

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The IRS conducts

2.1

audits for every 1,000 businesses.

SOURCE: Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse

60%

of the world's spam originates in the United States. Only

6%

originates in China, the second-most-popular spam source.

SOURCE: Commtouch Software

In 2003,

66%

of seniors who went online performed product research; by the end of the year,

47%

had purchased something online.

SOURCE: Pew Internet & American Life Project

83%

of ethnic minority-owned businesses expect the current fiscal year's revenues to meet or exceed last year's.

SOURCE: OPEN: The Small Business Network From American Express

     
BONUS ROUND
 
  EIGHTY-EIGHT PERCENT of small businesses offer benefits to full-time employees. Here's a breakdown:

 


Source: OPEN: The Small Business Network From American Express
 
 

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