Percentage of American franchise owners who would not have bought their franchise if they had known then what they know now: 44. Percentage who don’t consider their franchise business a success: 53.

Source: Johnson Consulting Inc.

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Cost of hangovers to the U.S. economy each year: $148 billion.

Source: Institute of Alcoholic Studies (U.K.)

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Number of U.S. companies owned and operated by one family since 1865: 102. The number that are publicly traded: 3.

Source: Family Business Magazine

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Percentage of smokers who take seven or more smoke breaks from work each day: 4.5. Of nonsmokers whose biggest complaint about coworkers who smoke is that they get more breaks: 20.5.

Source: Vault

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Rank of increased flexibility in work schedules, more autonomy in making decisions, more variety in work projects and more collabo-ration with others as the most important elements in increasing job satisfaction: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Source: survey by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Office Team

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Percentage of IT managers who have received work calls while on vacation: 23. Percentage who dread going back to work after vacation for fear of the problems they’ll face: 72.

Source: Information Week

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If asked to choose between more time or more money, percentage of Americans who choose more money: 56.

Source: Roper ASW

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Percentage of executives who say improving customer satisfaction is their top worry: 73.

Source: Lynne Hodge Real Learning Company

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Percentage of college students responding to a survey on procrastination who say they’d rather give blood than write an essay: 47. Who’d rather pick up trash than write an essay: 22. Who surf the Internet to procrastinate: 76. Percentage of business/marketing majors who believe that procrastination actually helps their grades: 23.

Source: Questia.com