The Best Industries For Starting a Business Right Now

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Tea and Healthy Beverages

The top four teamakers control 88 percent of industry revenue, according to IBISWorld. But the remaining 12 percent represents a $264 million market for small, independent manufacturers. Tea, the 6th most popular beverage in the U.S. after carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, beer, milk, and coffee, is growing due to increasing consumer health consciousness, particularly among the boomer population. The industry averaged annual growth of about 5 percent over the past five years. Other healthy beverages with promising growth prospects include antioxidant-rich juices and vitamin-enhanced waters.