The Best Industries for Starting a Business Right Now

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Public Relations Firms

While annual revenue for public relations firms flat-lined between 2008 and this year, IBISWorld forecasts that the industry will grow by 6 percent annually over the next five years. And while employment in the field has actually declined lately, it's set to increase by 3 percent every year through 2016. That's due largely to a shifting industry that incorporates more social-media management and marketing, experts say. The industry has a low barrier to entry, and low capital intensity, but is highly competitive. Read more.