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It Figures 11/04

Entrepreneurial concerns, wireless growth and more

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82%

of women entrepreneurs are seeking capital to hire staff.

SOURCE: OPEN: The Small Business Network From American Express

Nearly

2 in 5

American workers will look for new jobs within the year.

SOURCE: Spherion Corp.

In 2003,

38%

of small-business loans were made to borrowers with $1 million or less in revenue.

SOURCE: Community Reinvestment Act

In 2004, the small- and midsize-business market for wireless services is expected to grow

93%

from 2003.

SOURCE: The Yankee Group

Only

25%

of consumers have seen improvement in their financial situations since 2002.

SOURCE: "The Pulse," by WSL Strategic Retail



WHAT, ME WORRY?
THIRTY-SIX PERCENT of small-business owners deem the overall health of the U.S. economy their number-one concern. They're also worried about:



Source: DollarDays International

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