Top 20 most profitable Small Businesses List

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By Oregon Business Report News Note:

Forbes Magazine has released their excellent list of the nation’s top 20 most profitable small businesses — see full article here.  Listed below are Business field and Average Pretax Margin, 2000 to 2009

1. Offices of Certified Public Accountants: 17.1%
2. Offices of Chiropractors: 16%
3. Other Accounting Services: 15.5%
4. Offices of Dentists: 15.4%
5. Tax Preparation Services: 15.1%
6. Sales Financing: 15.1%
7. Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Centers: 14.8%
8. Lessors of Mini-Warehouses and Self-Storage Units: 12.3%
9. Offices of Optometrists: 12.2%
10. Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings : 11.6%

11. Insurance Agencies and Brokerages: 11.3%
12. Offices of Physicians: 11.2%
13. Consumer Lending: 11.1%
15. Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists: 11%
Investment Advice: 11%
16. Veterinary Services: 10.5%
17. Diagnostic Imaging Centers: 10.5%
18. Offices of General or Family Practitioners: 10.4%
19. Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations: 10.3%
20. Wired Telecommunication Carriers: 10.1%