The Best Industries for Starting a Business Right Now

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Real Estate Appraisal

Home values may not have fully recovered, but the industry that assigns them is poised to expand. The real estate appraisal industry has grown modestly since 2008, but IBISWorld expects it to grow by 5.2 percent annually over each of the next five years. With the improving market and new, more rigorous certification requirements, the business is evolving, making room for upstarts. It is also going through a generational transition: The majority of current appraisers are 50 years old or older. Read more.