It Figures 04/04

Online retail sales increasing, our love-hate relationship with the cell phone and more
This story first appeared in the April 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
Online retail sales in the United States reached
$55
BILLION
in 2003, a 25 percent increase from 2002.
SOURCE: BizRate.com

More than
80%
of entrepreneurs expect to cover their startup costs without bank loans.
SOURCE: SBA Office of Advocacy

30%
of adults say the invention they hate most but can't live without is the cell phone-outranking the alarm clock and TV.
SOURCE: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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