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The latest stats on working women, global entrepreneurs, office life, and more

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WORKING WOMEN

1% Increase since 2000 in the number of management positions in U.S. companies held by women

U.S. Government Accountability Office

 


TAXES

Number of audits conducted by the IRS on individual company owners in 2008: 1,391,581

Average additional taxes collected per audited return: $6,800

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration


EMPLOYMENT

Increase in small-business hires in November 2010 compared with a year earlier: 5.1%

Increase in average paycheck for that period: 0.6%

SurePayroll


GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURS

Number of bureaucratic procedures required to establish a business:  

In the United States (New York City): 6



In China (Shanghai): 14



The World Bank

 

BUSINESS COSTS

The average annual cost per employee of complying with federal regulations:

$7,755
Large businesses (more than 500 employees)

$10,585
Small businesses (fewer than 20 employees)

Small Business Administration


GROWTH INDUSTRY

Approximate increase in the number of distilleries nationwide from 2001 to 2010: 750%


Distilled Spirits Council of the United States


OFFICE LIFE

Portion of American workplaces that provide coffee to employees: 33%


Portion of workers who describe the coffee as:
Tolerable: 54%
Other: 6%
Great: 30%
Terrible: 10%


Braun Research Reuters





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