The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business

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Thinking of starting a business? You want to join an industry that’s early in its life cycle--or growing fast--and whose products people lust for. That’s where you’ll find the greatest opportunity.

So which industries will spawn tomorrow's greatest companies? We scoured data, pored over reports, and chatted up researchers to uncover the sectors poised to take off. Here's what we found: the eight best launching pads for your business in 2013.