Business Training Library Makes Inc. 5,000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Businesses

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Inc. ranked Business Training Library on its first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.

The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy - the entrepreneurial part

Inc. today ranked Business Training Library No. 3,832 on its first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, with sales growth of 69.5%. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

"The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy - the entrepreneurial part," said Inc. 5,000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger companies, older companies, and a wealth of companies in industries like Manufacturing and Construction that are underreported in the business media."

Business Training Library provides affordable employee training and development solutions to small and mid-sized organizations nationwide. Its comprehensive range of solutions include a video and DVD lending library, streaming video library, and a hosted e-learning platform. Client companies select from more than 6,000 off-the-shelf training courses covering business, professional and computer skills. Many clients also work with Business Training Library to develop and deliver customized online training courses.

The 2007 Inc. 5,000, as revealed online at http://www.inc.com, reported median revenue of $9.4 million and median three-year growth of 140 percent. Complete information on this year's Inc. 5,000, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. The list features a profile for each company, almost all of them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. In addition, the list is searchable according to numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region, and year founded.

Hottest Regions for Fastest Growing Companies
Leading the list of the fastest-growing companies in the nation is the Midwest region with 1,046 of the fastest-growing companies, followed by the West with 884 companies. The Southeast comes in a close third, with 872 companies, followed by the Northeast with 782 companies, and the Mid-Atlantic region with 606 companies.

Hottest Industries for Fastest-Growing Businesses
The largest business category is Construction, with 561 of the fastest-growing companies in this category, followed by Manufacturing with 515 companies, IT services in third with 466 companies, Business Services with 377 companies, and Advertising & Marketing with 349 companies round out the top five industries ranked on the 2007 Inc. 5,000.

Industries reporting the highest total revenue in 2006 are Construction ($27.1billion), Manufacturing ($18.6 billion), Health ($13.1 billion), Computers & Electronics ($12.7 billion), and Financial Services ($11.8 billion).

Methodology
The 2007 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held, independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies - as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.

Companies can apply for next year's Inc. 500 and Inc. 5,000 by registering with IncBizNet, the new social network for private companies that will launch this fall on Inc.com.

About Inc.com
Inc.com, the Daily Resource for Entrepreneurs, delivers advice, tools, breaking news, and rich multi-media to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses more successfully. Information and advice covering virtually every business and management task, including marketing, sales, finding capital, managing people can be found at http://www.inc.com.

About Business Training Library
Business Training Library provides affordable training solutions for small and mid-sized organizations nationwide. Unlike other training solutions built and priced for large organizations, its e-learning, streaming library, and video and DVD lending library solutions were designed specifically to meet the needs of smaller businesses. Business Training Library's solutions include a state-of-the-art Learning Management System, over 6,000 world-class online, streaming video, and video and DVD business and computer training courses, custom course development, as well as services to assist its clients in the marketing and implementation of its training programs. Business Training Library offers high-quality employee training and development resources that are cost-effective, easy to use, and results-oriented. Learn more at http://www.bizlibrary.com.

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