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Where do small businesses go to borrow money?
56%of businesses have at least oneloan outstanding.
29%have at least one transactionloan from a nonbank lender outstanding.
25%have at least one transactionloan from a bank outstanding.
25%have at least one line of creditfrom a bank outstanding.
5%have at least one line of creditfrom a nonbank lender outstanding.
Source: SBA, "Availability of Financing toSmall Firms Using the Survey of Small Business Finances"

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Source: SBA, "Availability of Financing to Small FirmsUsing the Survey of Small Business Finances"

39% of

end users admit clicking embedded links in spam;


have purchased products or services from spam e-mails.
Statistic Source:Mirapoint/Radicati Group
Complying with federalregulations costs businesses with fewer than 20 employees nearly

$7,000 per


60% more

than larger firms.
Statistic Source:SBA Office of Advocacy

45% of

small businesses will upgrade their desktop applications within theyear.
Statistic Source:In-Stat

48% of

employees say they travel for work less frequently compared to fiveyears ago.
Statistic Source:Robert Half International
The average workerwastes more than

2 hours

every day.
Statistic Source:AOL/Salary.com

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