Small Business is our Business

Archive for September, 2013

ONE-HALF OF U.S. ADULTS BANK ONLINE

Fifty-one percent (51%)  of  U. S. adults———or 61% of internet users bank online.  This survey was conducted by  Princeton Survey Research Associates International of 1.003  U.S. adults in 2013 for the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

Banking Online Demographics

Men                                     63%

Women                               58%

18-29 years old                 67%

30-49 years old                 65%

50-64  years old                55%

65 and older                     47%

Household Income

Less than $30,000           48%

$30,000 to $49,999         57%

$50,000 to $74,999         71%

$75,000 plus                   75%

 

HAVE A BUSINESS PLAN

Thirty-five percent (35%)  of small business owners believe the business plan is the NUMBER ONE consideration when starting a business.  Other considerations include capital(10 %), networking (16%), and mentorship (20%).

Source:  Survey of 1,000 small business owners conducted in 2013 by Manta, an online community of small business owners.

HOME ALONE

One person households are growing.  Today one in four U.S. households have just a single person.  The number has more than tripled since 1970 to 33.2 million.  Why?    Demographers point to Americans marrying later, having fewer children, divorcing at higher rates and living longer.

Source: U.S. Census

 

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