Inc. magazine has announced its 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
Direct selling companies included in the list were Stella & Dot at No. 57, J.Hilburn at No. 221, Scentsy at No. 516, It Works! Global at No. 662, YOR Health at No. 1220, Ambit Energy at No. 1305, Initials at No. 1555, 5LINX Enterprises at No. 2900 and Isagenix International at No. 4951.
Started in 1982, the Inc. 500|5000 has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.
In order to make the cut for the 2012 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc., companies had to have achieved a minimum of 770 percent in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years.
“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008.
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