Hispanics in business for themselves

More Latinos start businesses
Increasingly, blacks also become entrepreneurs

— reported by the Houston Chronicle1

Latinos and immigrants start companies at higher rates than white non-Latinos, while blacks increasingly are jumping into business ownership, a new study finds.

Among other findings of the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity: 550,000 businesses launch each month nationally — an average of 0.36 percent of the adult population. That rate has remained roughly unchanged over the study period, 1996 to 2004.


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