18% of the U.S. population speaks a language other than English at home, and they're four times more likely to make a purchase if your marketing message is in their native language. SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau
22% of U.S. companies purchased goods and/or services via online auction in 2002. SOURCE: Forrester Research, Institute for Supply Management
80% of businesspeople believe e-mail is more valuable than the phone for business communication. SOURCE: META Group Inc.
78% of affluent Americans say money represents security to them. 72% say it means independence. SOURCE: Ipsos-Reid
To be successful, entrepreneurs must beat the odds stacked against them -- especially young ones. To understand what these founders do differently, we've compiled a list of habits that made them successful.