3 digital small business sectors that are ready to take off

Part of our series on the future of Main Street

Small business goes virtual.
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The definition of a small business is drastically different than it was even 10 years ago. Pioneers built apps that helped their businesses run smoother, and gave customers a better experience. But apps are no longer just a component of a smart business — for many entrepreneurs, apps are the business.

And now, once again, the landscape is shifting from apps that help us connect with one another to apps that help us run errands and shop for essentials. Apps are replacing brick-and-mortar businesses. Here are a few such digital small business sectors that are really ready to explode.

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