The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business

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Artisanal Alcohol, Boutique Beer

Forget wine. Craft brewers and small-scale liquor producers are thriving as image-conscious drinkers seek out quality cocktails and brews. The tiniest among them, microbrewers and microdistillers, are thriving, selling their products for a premium through high-end shops and farmers’ markets. Microbrewery revenue grew 29 percent in 2012, microdistillery revenue 32 percent.

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