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Best Industries
Ellise Verheyen
Best Industries 2018
Entrepreneurs are always looking for the next big thing. Occasionally, promising areas for new businesses are obvious; far more often the ones with the greatest potential are hard to spot. That’s why each year Inc. publishes a look at the Best Industries for Starting a Business. We’ve identified eight burgeoning sectors that analysts, investors, and other experts believe are poised to yield huge returns. With the right combination of prescience and hard work, founders in these industries will be able to build new empires.
Best Industries 2018
Entrepreneurs are always looking for the next big thing. Occasionally, promising areas for new businesses are obvious; far more often the ones with the greatest potential are hard to spot. That’s why each year Inc. publishes a look at the Best Industries for Starting a Business. We’ve identified eight burgeoning sectors that analysts, investors, and other experts believe are poised to yield huge returns. With the right combination of prescience and hard work, founders in these industries will be able to build new empires.
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8 Best Industries for Starting a Business Right Now
eSports
This Founder Studied Fighter Pilots and Navy SEALs to Help Gamers Perform Better
Influencer Agents
When Apple and Microsoft Advertise on Social Media, They Turn to These 2 Guys From Canada
Alternative Proteins
This Guy Started a Multi-Million Dollar Cleaning Products Business. Now He's Selling Pea Milk
Canned Wine
Meet the Millennial Who's Breaking All the Rules of the Wine Industry
Beauty Tech
How This Shampoo Company Is Using Algorithms to Give You Perfect Hair
Disaster Relief
This Startup Gives Teachers a Panic Button for Their Phones
Women's Reproductive Health Care
This Startup's Test Helps Women Understand Why They Can't Get Pregnant
Elderly Care
How This Tiny Health Startup Wants to Improve the Lives of 5.5 Million Dementia Patients
Trend Watch
The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018
The Startup That's Making Healthier Pet Food--From Fungus and Lab-Grown Mouse Cells
Construction Companies Struggle to Find Workers
Legal Marijuana States Seek to Crack Down Illegal Smuggling
Banks Aren't Touching the Legal Pot Industry
Self-Driving Cars (With No Human Backup) Coming to Public Streets Next Year
Winemakers Are Expanding Into the Legal Marijuana Business in Oregon
6 Self-Driving Car Companies Taking On Tesla
Watch Out, Apple and Google: Survey Reveals People Don't Trust Tech Companies to Build Self-Driving Cars
Google's Waymo Is Taking the Lead in the Race to Develop Self-Driving Cars
This Meditation Startup Is Turning Stress Into Profits
Two Competitors (Finally) Merge to Tackle the $60 Billion Pet Care Industry
Facebook and Google Are Backing a $150 Million Canadian AI Research Facility
7 Simple Branding Lessons from the Craft Beer Industry
Want a Billion Dollar Startup? Try These Industries, Says VC who Bet on Dropbox and TuneIn
Uber's Self-Driving Cars Are On the Road Again After Crash in Arizona
The 6 Most Profitable Industries of 2017
The 'Bloody' Burger Even Vegan Bill Gates Approves
4 Things You Need to Redefine Your Industry
4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Create New Opportunities For Entrepreneuers
Starbucks Is Making a Major Change That Just May Alter the Way the World Drinks Coffee
How to Make Millions Selling One Simple Thing
These Companies Are Winning the Sharing Economy, and Investors Want In
The Tiny Startup Trying to Eliminate Self-Driving Car Crashes
8 Best Industries for Starting a Business Right Now
How This New Company Can Make an Old Industry 300 Percent More Profitable
How a New Twist on Coffee Led to a $20 Million Business
How a Monk and an Ad Executive Are Turning Meditation Into a Fast-Growth Business
This Startup Is Betting That You'll Wear Spiderweb-Inspired Silk
Why Nike Relies on This Startup to Bring Online Shoppers Into Stores
How the 'Airbnb for Pets' Became a $70 Million Business