Entrepreneurs rank their top goals for 2012, how they measure success, and how the business climate has affected their health in the past year. We crunched the numbers.
Share of small-business owners who say the poor business climate had a negative effect on their health in 2011: 44%
Portion who excercised less in 2011: 33%
Portion who gained weight: 22%
Small-business owners' top goals for 2012:
1. Grow the business.
2. Improve relationships with friends and family.
3. Eat healthier.
4. Work out more.
5. Work less.
The most important measure of success, according to small-business owners:
THE HARTFORD SMALL BUSINESS SUCESS STUDY
Portion of citizens who say entrepreneurs are highly valued in their country:
Portion of citizens who say they have had an idea for a new business:
BBC WORLD SERVICE; GLOBESCAN
Word of Mouth
Portion of U.S. consumers who use the following methods to discuss products and services:
Average rating given in online reviews: 43. out of 5
EMARKETER; WORD OF MOUTH ASSOCIATION
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