Start a Business on the Cheap: 10 Growth Industries

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Relaxation Drinks
Projected five-year annual growth rate: 24.8%
There are now some 400 brands of relaxation drinks, including Dream Water, that contain melatonin and other ingredients purported to aid sleep. Some health experts have questioned the effectiveness of the drinks, but the market is poised for continued growth. Start-up costs are low, since you can outsource production to a third-party facility, says IBISWorld analyst Agata Kaczanowska. One big hurdle? Even though you can sell the drinks without FDA approval, it's a smart idea to get the agency's stamp of approval, Kaczanowska says.