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Success Lessons from the INC 5000 Fastest-Growing  Companies 2017

INC 5000 fastest-growing firms

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Since 1982, leading business media published a list of America’s fastest-growing 5000 entrepreneurial companies. The firms are ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a 3-year period. Additionally, winners must be the US based, privately held and independent, not a corporation subsidiary, and revenues must be over $100,000 in their first year and at least $2 million in the most recent year.


To help you get to know the winners and learn from their success, I created the image below with highlights of the 2017 INC 5000 List, such as fastest-growing industry, states, and cities. Furthermore, I included some of the most notable firms, with links to their websites for your further study.


Highlights: INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies


Industries divided the winners into 25 different high-growth.  The top 5  fastest growing industries are listed below with information on the best in industry:


Travel & Hospitality +201% – The fastest growing company in the travel industry at #63 The Air Travel Group, Orlando, Florida,  which negotiates airline fares for event travel for groups, corporate and sports franchise.


Eric Peterson, Founder, and President saw opportunity in 2002 when airlines changed their commission policies which caused major travel companies to close their airline programs.


>>Lesson: When Others are getting out – Get in in a different, better way


Media +198% – The Media industries top-performer at #25 is The Penny Hoarder, St Petersburg, Florida a website focused on personal finance to help people save money in unusual ways.


Kyle Taylor, President says the best thing about being a founder is the daily fulfillment that he enjoys would never have been possible in a 9 to 5 job.


>>Lesson: Help Others and Your Business will be both Personally Fulfilling and a Success


Energy +174% – The Energy sector top performer is #2, EnviroSolar Power, Fort Worth, TX is an installer and manager of solar energy for commercial and residential buildings.


Their most successful sales technique is to provide a free home energy audit and assessment to determine if solar energy is right for the homeowner.


>>Lesson: Start Selling by Giving to Build Relationships First and Sales Later


Security +171% – #169 on the list is Security Industry top company DirectDefense, Englewood, CO, builds custom security protection systems for computer networks and platforms.


Real Estate +168% – # 31 ranking is tops in Real Estate, Big Block Realty, San Diego, CA, a residential broker that excels with best in class training, compensation, and broker support.



These US States hosted the highest quantity of top fastest growing firms in order of total companies named on the list, with highlights on hottest business cities too.



670 of the companies headquartered in California including top winners:


#1 Skillz, San Francisco,  a mobile platform developer for video game tournaments,


#3 Gametime,  San Francisco, another mobile application, this for selling tickets last minute for sporting events


#4 Club Pilates Franchise, Costa Mesa, CA, Pilates studio franchise worldwide,  


#5 Halo Top Creamery, Los Angeles, CA, maker of natural low-calorie ice cream



435 of the companies are located in Texas including these notables:


#30 Spar Information Systems, Plano, TX, services in big data, business intelligence, data warehouse and software development.


#52 – Discount Power Texas, Houston, TX, electric power services for residential and commercial users



368 of the company’s offices are located in Florida including these:


#13 – Adva-Net, Lakewood Ranch, FL, post-acute care management and addiction recovery services with workers compensation claims


#16 Solera Specialty Pharmacy, Pompano Beach, FL, Dispenser of prescriptions for chronic illness such as multiple sclerosis, HIV, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.


New York

307 of the company’s offices are located in New York state including these:


#7 AutomotiveMastermind, New York City, Develops predictive analytics and marketing automation technology for the automotive industry.


#14 DashBid, New York City, Works with publishers and media buying agencies to help them manage and sell online advertising inventory.



#20 DGC International,  Vienna, VA, Offers intelligence, logistics and transportation, training, and global operations support to the military and federal agencies.

#29 TechAnax, Woodbridge, VA,  Provides program management, network design and engineering, information assurance, IT, data center hosting, unified communications, and other services to government agencies.


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