Good and Bad Start-up Ideas | BTalk

Last Updated Oct 10, 2010 5:31 AM EDT


Bad time for computer maintenance
(Episode 596; 14 minutes 27) This could be a good time to start up an accounting practise. Although the sector has seen a decline this year, IBISWorld forecasts more than 2-3 percent annual growth over the next couple of years.

Conversely, this might be a bad time to start-up a computer maintenance service. Although there's an expected rise in revenue, there's a fair bit of competition and a high rate of technological change which can increase the risk for anyone moving into this space.

In this edition of BTalk Ian McGowan, a senior analyst at IBISWorld, takes us through the five best and worst start-up opportunities for 2011.