The Best Industries for Starting a Business Right Now

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The Beauty Industry

A shave and a haircut is worth a lot more than two bits these days. Several indicators point to a salon renaissance. Consider the number of people learning the profession. Cosmetology and barber schools make up the No. 1 fastest-growing industry of 2011, with an exceptional year-over-year growth rate of 29 percent, according to data from AnythingResearch. Nail salons, with their low barriers to entry, are also booming, with a year-over-year growth rate of 9 percent. Read more.