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It Figures 09/05

Hispanic consumers, unhealthy entrepreneurs and more

This story appears in the September 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. 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"