Ready to start your own business? We crunched the data and compiled the statistics to find the most promising industries for start-ups in 2011.

Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2011

Have an itch to start something? Look to barber shops, online dating, public relations, and-;surprise-;the auto industry.

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Best Industries 2010

Last year's burgeoning industries include interactive technology (from mobile app design to tech-savvy translation), wellness (healthy beverages), and little luxuries, such as baked goods.

Best Industries 2009

What industries grew most in 2009? The list highlights medical technology, home health care, and self-improvement services. We also predicted a boom in yoga studios, and fast-casual dining-;before the food truck trend even took off.