LOS ANGELES ( TheStreet) -- Hindsight is always 20/20 when it comes to starting new businesses. Who knew, back in the day, that online pet supply store Pets.com would flop, while eBay (EBAY - Get Report) -- which this week auctioned an "empty Altoid box believed to have magic properties" -- would thrive?Entrepreneurs can mitigate risk by going where the action is. To that end, here are the business categories expected to grow fastest during the next decade, according to the market research company IBISWorld, which analyzes 708 industries.
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