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Thinking of kick-starting your own small or medium-sized business, but not sure where to begin? Sageworks Inc. has compiled a list of the 10 fastest-growing industries in Canada for 2011. The data tracking company ranked the sectors based on change in sales growth and corresponding pre-tax net profit margins from 2007 to February, 2011.



Rank

Industry

Sales growth

Net Profit Margin

1

Cut and sew apparel manufacturing

12.34%





10.22%

2

Offices of other health practitioners

11.33%





16.36%

3

Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services



10.62%



14.60%



4

Computer systems design and related services



9.59%







6.56%



5

Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except auto and electronic) repair and maintenance



8.63%





10.06%





6

Architectural, engineering, and related services



8.51%





12.84%



7

Cattle ranching and farming



8.32%





9.19%

8

Offices of physicians



7.87%



20.34%



9

Death care services



7.83%





13.74%

10

Poultry and egg production

7.80%





8.76%

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