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Inc. magazine seeks fast-growing small businesses

Small business owners whose operations meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply to be recognized by Inc. magazine as one of Inc.’s 500/5,000. The list honors the top 5,000 small businesses in the United States. In 2010 22 Jacksonville-area small businesses made the list. (See

All 5,000 honoree companies are individually profiled on, and the top 500 are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, which also ranks the fastest-growing companies by industry, metro area, and revenue.

To be eligible, a company must meet all of the following criteria. A company must :

  1. Have generated revenue by March 31, 2007;
  2. Have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2007;
  3. Have generated at least $2 million in revenue in 2010;
  4. Be privately held, for profit; based in the U.S., and independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company).

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2011.

To find out more about the program and application process, go to

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