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10 best small businesses to start in 2013

By on June 12, 2013 in Starting a Business

Since my last post described the 10 worst small businesses to start in 2013, I thought it would be a good idea to also list the 10 best small businesses to start in 2013, based on sales growth over the past year.

10. Services to buildings and dwellings — includes cleaning, pest control, janitorial, and landscaping services (12.59 percent sales growth over the past year)

9. Management, scientific, and technical consulting services — includes business and financial services, healthcare support firms and educations and training services (13.80 percent sales growth over the past year)

8. Gas stations (15.37 percent sales growth over the past year)

7. Computer systems design and related services – includes computer programmers, software developers and IT management services (15.57 percent sales growth over the past year)

6. Machine shops, turned product, and screw, nut, and bolt manufacturing (17.92 percent sales growth over the past year)

5. Industrial machinery manufacturing (21.23 percent sales growth over the past year)

4. Employment services – includes human resources and staffing services (21.42 percent sales growth over the past year)

3. Cattle ranching and farming (21.43 percent sales growth over the past year)

2. Architectural and structural metals manufacturing – includes welders, cutters and metal fabricators (21.88 percent sales growth over the past year)

1. Oilseed and grain farming (22.43 percent sales growth over the past year)

(Sales growth estimates based on financial data collected from thousands of small employers by Sageworks, Inc.)

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