It Figures 01/05

Entrepreneurial cities, hiring plans and more
This story first appeared in the January 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
of consumers aged 35 to 54 say they'll pay more for groceries in a pleasant shopping environment.
Statistic Source: WSL Marketing Inc.

of businesses plan to hire more staff by April.
Statistic Source: "Small Business Monitor" by OPEN from American Express

of parents say they first introduced their children to computers at age 4 or younger.
Statistic Source:

The percentage of job seekers who said they'd risk starting a business increased from
in 2003 to
in 2004.
Statistic Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas

From 1998 to 2003,
of all defense contract money reportedly going to small businesses actually went to large companies.
Statistic Source: The Center for Public Integrity

My Kind of Town

How entrepreneurial is your city? Visa asked that question and developed the Visa Entrepreneurial Index, which assigns a score between 1 and 100 to the nation's major Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) based on two main criteria: the average number of new business licenses and DBA registrations; and the number of utility patents issued. 

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