From the January 2002 issue of Entrepreneur
 
  WHERE ARE THE ENTREPRENEURS TURNING for business financing? Here's how much use of the following financing sources increased in 2001 as compared to 2000:

SOURCE: D&B's "20th Annual Small Business Survey"
 
TRADING UP
  DON'T FORGET YOUR INDUSTRY RESEARCH Eighty-three percent of small-business owners read trade magazines, and 73 percent visit trade Web sites. And some went to a lot of B2B trade shows last year:

SOURCE: Yankelovich/Harris Interactive Strategic Consulting Group
 
IN SERVICE WE TRUST
  WHERE IT'S EARNED through brilliant packaging, a great ad campaign or responsiveness to their questions, customers' trust is a key component to a company's enduring success. Here's what customers had to say about trust in a recent survey:

SOURCE: Booth-Harris Trust Monitor
 
CHANGE IT!
  SOME PEOPLE CLICK through cyberspace faster than they channel-surf. What do Internet users say gets them to stop at particular Web sites?

SOURCE: Jupiter Media Metrix
 
34%
of Internet users have been the victim of a privacy or security breach.
SOURCE: Jupiter Media Metrix Inc.

81%
of U.S. consumers are afraid their credit card number will be stolen online.
SOURCE: eMarketer

5.5
billion

Amount of obesity cost U.S. companies annually in lost productivity due to absenteeism and weight related diseases.
SOURCE: Business Week

  58%
of consumers expect their finances to be better a year from now.
SOURCE: Gannett News Service

67%
of consumers feel they'll manage better than most in an economic downturn.
SOURCE: Gannett News Service