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Spooky facts about business and Halloween

The world of business can be a spooky place. If you are unfamiliar in the world of business here are some alarmingly spooky facts about business and the workplace, specifically for small businesses.

  • More than 50 percent (120 million people) of the working population are working for small businesses* (Forbes)
  • 52 percent of these small businesses are based out of people’s homes (Forbes)
  • The fastest growing freelance industries in 2011 included auto repair, beauty salons, and dry cleaners (Forbes)

*Small businesses are defined as a company having less than 500 employees.

Information and statistics of small businesses were retrieved from this Forbes article.

October is a month centered around fall and Halloween. The amount of money and business that Halloween drives is insane. Here are some spooky spending costs of Americans during Halloween.

  • $2.7 billion will be spent on candy alone (Forbes)
  • $2.7 billion will be spent on decorations for Halloween, which is almost $40 per person (Forbes)
  • Halloween costumes for adults, children and most importantly pets totaled $3.4 billion. Men spent $96 and women spent $77 on their costumes (Forbes)
  • Pumpkins are estimated to total $575 million in revenue this season (Finder)
  • In total for the 2018 Halloween season, it’s estimated to bring in $9 billion (Finder)

Information and statistics about Halloween costs were retrieved from Forbes and Finder.

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe spooky season. Be safe!

2018-11-01T10:35:42-06:00October 31st, 2018|

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