It Figures 12/05

Negative cost-cutting, a $761 billion market and more
This story first appeared in the December 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Almost

2 out of 3

fantasy football players admit they check their fantasy teams online during work.
Statistic Source: Fantasy Sports Trade Association

Roughly

550,000

new businesses are started each month.
Statistic Source: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foudation

The buying power of black Americans is

$761 billion.

Statistic Source: Selig Center for Economic Growth

45%

of U.S. workers say their companies are making cost-cutting efforts that negatively impact the quality of their goods and services.
Statistic Source: Harris Interactive

In the past 12 months,

1 in 9

Americans received notice from a firm revealing their personal information had been lost.
Statistic Source: The Ponemon Institute
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