Actually, jaguarpc, this works both ways. In a depressed economy, lots of people are pretty much forced to find ways to generate money - simply to survive. The Internet affords them a way to get started with very little capital.
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Agreed with Steve. 2008/2009 were good years for us as people either took on less hours and focused on web based enterprises or were unfortunately let go by their employer.
This is also going to differ by region, and even by location within a specific country, especially with different industries affected over time.
We've seen an continued increase over time of new customers, though we don't look at customer/sale growth, rather revenue growth as we also look to up sell existing customers with new products and services