Word On The Street

And They're Off

Most entrepreneurs use less than $5,000 to start their businesses.

None: 25.6%
Less than $5,000: 34.3%
$5,000 to $9,999: 9.0%
$10,000 to $24,999: 10.0%
$25,000 to $49,999: 5.2%
$50,000 to $99,999: 4.3%
$100,000 to $249,999: 2.9%
$250,000 to $999,999: 1.6%
$1,000,000 or more: .8%

source: 1992 Characteristics of Business Owners / Bureau of the Census

Contact Sources

Afterburner Seminars Inc., (888) 281-0714, http://www.afterburner-seminars.com

Bill Cates, (800) 488-5464, http://www.referralcoach.com

CorPoet, 1237 Third Ave., Longmont, CO 80501, (303) 776-5759

Ginger's Kitchen LLC, P.O. Box 1895, Evergreen, CO 80437, (303) 674-8005

Hank's Root Beer Co., (800) 289-4722, http://www.hanks-rootbeer.com

High Technology Development Corp., ramoody@lava.net

Pacific Century Financial Corp., P.O. Box 2900, Honolulu, HI 96846

Price Waterhouse LLP, (516) 425-3140, richard-kalenka@notes.pw.com

Schindler Elevator Corp., P.O. Box 1935, Morristown, NJ 07962-1935, (973) 397-6500

The Shils Report, The Fidelity Bldg.,123 S. Broad St., #2030, Philadelphia, PA 19109, http://www.shilsreport.org

Small Business Hawaii, (808) 396-1724, fax: (808) 396-1726

Urban Juice & Soda, (604) 654-6050, http://www.jonessoda.com

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This article was originally published in the February 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Word On The Street.

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