It Figures 09/05

Hispanic consumers, unhealthy entrepreneurs and more
This story first appeared in the September 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

In 2006, small and midsize businesses are expected to account for

24% of

all spending on software, hardware and other technology worldwide.
Statistic Source: Gartner analyst Mika Krammer

1 in 2

new Americans since 2000 is Hispanic.
Statistic Source: U.S. Census Bureau

70% of

entrepreneurs feel their businesses are adversely affecting their health or personal lives.
Statistic Source: MYOB UK

44% of

low-income consumers are cutting spending because of gas prices; only

18% of

the affluent are.
Statistic Source: "The PULSE Report"

26%

of affluent Americans plan to start a business after they retire.
Statistic Source: "U.S. Trust Survey of Affluent Americans"
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