What small business owners want out of retirement, how employees feel about work-life balance, what countries are driving global e-commerce sales, and other intriguing statistics.
Share of small-business owners who plan to retire before 65: 25%
Portion who don't plan to ever retire: 17%
After retirement, small-business owners would like to:
Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute
Portion of employees who say they would lose their jobs if they adopted more flexible work schedules: 16% (down from 28% in 2006)
When conflicts arise between work and family, employees typically blame:
2011 Work+Life Fit Survey; Elizabeth Poposki, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Portion of the world's Internet users who are Americans...
Amount spent in 2010 on American e-commerce sites by customers outside the U.S.: $10.1 billion
Increase in the number of Internet users in 2010, compared with 2009:
Share of small-business owners who say social media is important to their businesses: 66%
On average, the portion of a company's Facebook fans who read its status updates per day: 7.5%
Social Media Examiner; PageLever
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