Start a Business on the Cheap: 10 Growth Industries

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Digital Forensics
Projected five-year annual growth rate: 13.7%
It's not exactly a CSI episode, but companies specializing in verifying, mapping, and recovering data have enjoyed surging demand in the last few years, as more businesses and consumers move their lives online. Launching a business in the $1 billion industry requires minimal capital. Five years from now, mobile computing services will drive the industry, so companies will have to be well-versed in that area, says IBISWorld analyst Kevin Culbert. "Specialization is paramount," he says.