The headlines and market reports were foreboding.

But Rami Weiss saw opportunity despite the gloomy economy. Weiss says he enjoyed low startup costs and quick profitability two years ago when launching Boomerater, a networking site where baby boomers can exchange advice on topics ranging from retirement savings to outings for grandkids.

Elderly services and e-commerce are among several industries ripe for startups, according to a newIBISWorldreport comparing growth forecasts, competition levels, entry barriers and required startup capital for more than 700 industries.

Some, such as landscaping and elderly services, find opportunity in serving an aging population. Others, such as fashion design and community food services, find opportunity in the grim economy itself.

Continue Reading: “6 Startup Friendly Industries”

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