The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business

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Consumer Health Technology

The Affordable Care Act accelerated the trend toward consumer-driven healthcare. Companies are finding eager markets for products--including fitness apps and glucose monitors--that aim to help consumers take control of their health and cut their health care bills. Digital health care companies raised $1.4 billion from VCs last year, up 46 percent from 2011. Insurance companies and tech firms have also been acquirers.

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