(PRWEB) August 23, 2012
Inc. magazine today ranked Entourage Yearbooks in the top 1000 companies on its sixth 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. Entourage Yearbooks joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
This achievement places Entourage Yearbooks alongside an elite group of companies such as Vizio, Zappos, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, Microsoft and Social Network giant Facebook, who have been listed on the Inc. 500|5000 during the 30 years Inc. has been compiling their rankings.
Entourage Yearbooks was founded in 2005 by Elias Jo. Since that time, Entourage has provided yearbooks to over 3,000 schools nationwide and has experienced 500% growth in recent years.
“When I launched Entourage Yearbooks, my vision was to design a new, fast, affordable, and easy yearbook program that utilized the newest printing and software technologies to create the best yearbook experience possible,” said Jo. “Our mission was to compile a team of the best professionals in the yearbook industry and through them, offer an unparalleled customer experience.”
What makes Entourage Yearbooks so unique among yearbook companies is the constant dedication to innovation. In their first few years, Entourage lead a big change in the yearbook industry by creating a standard turnaround time of three weeks for yearbooks, the previous standard being 6-12 weeks. Entourage continues to strive for the best yearbook experience by bringing customers innovations in yearbook software and yearbook creation tools.
To learn more about Entourage Yearbooks visit their website at http://www.entourageyearbooks.com.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
"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. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.
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. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million.
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