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IQ: Top 2011 Startup Businesses: Barber Shops, Online Dating, Public Relations

The hottest start-up businesses for 2011 will center around brick-and-mortar retail such as accessory boutiques, beauty salons and other services, according to an analysis by Inc.com.

Using data from firms Sageworks, IBISWorld, and AnythingResearch.com on employment, profit growth, anticipated industry growth and other factors, Inc.com compiled a list of 17 industries that are both growing and ripe for new companies.

Some of the industries missing from this year’s list also serve as strong economic indicators: repossession services, self-storage, and foreclosure services, which both grew last year, but neither of which can expect significant industry growth in the near future.

Read the complete study.

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