Eight sectors primed for explosive start-up growth in 2013

February 11, 2013

An entre­pre­neur­ship epidemic is sweeping the country, and according to a new report, early-stage businesses in a handful of sectors are primed for explosive growth in 2013.

Market research firm IBISWorld has identified the following eight industries as the hottest for start-ups, citing shrinking barriers to entry and recent technology disruptions that have made each field increasingly accessible to new and emerging firms. The list includes several industries that are rebounding after falling off during the recession, as well as one sector in which revenues have grown 184 percent on average each year since 2008.

Check out the gallery above to see all eight sectors.

Which other industries do you think are going to take off in 2013? Please share your predictions below.

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J.D. Harrison covers startups, small business and entrepreneurship, with a focus on public policy, and he runs the On Small Business blog.
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