We've crunched the data and compiled statistics to find the most promising industries for start-ups in 2010.
The Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2010
This year's burgeoning industries include interactive technology (from mobile app design to tech-savvy translation), wellness (healthy beverages), and little luxuries, such as games and baked goods.
Is Your Industry Hot or Not?
How bright are your business prospects? Conduct research online to find out - but don't forget to consult trade associations, industry experts, and consumers.
Building a Cupcake Empire
As consumers warm to splurging on little luxuries, bakeries are booming. Here's how one law student spotted the trend and found the sweet smell of success.
Ferryboat Industry Gaining Speed
Sure, water transit is a growth industry, but how can an average entrepreneur finance a ferryboat and start a water transit company?
The Year of the Venture Capital Bounceback?
A slight resurgence in the IPO market and an upswing in M&A activity means venture capitalists have some hopes of exiting investments.
How We Created This Year's List
The criteria and ranking method behind the 2010 Best Industries to Start and Grow a Business.