Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.
Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
Sound Telecom received its third Inc. 500|5000 Award as Inc. Magazine unveiled its exclusive list of America’s fastest-growing private companies-the Inc. 5000. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy-America’s independent entrepreneurs. Sound Telecom joins Unified Payments, Yelp, Chobani, Giftcards.com and Tilly’s, among other brands featured on this year’s list.
In a stagnant economic environment, the 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.
“It’s an honor and privilege to receive this prestigious award again,” says Michael LaBaw, President of Sound Telecom, “Our team works hard every day to provide our customers excellent service; an award like this is a significant milestone for all of us.”
“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 Editor Eric Schurenberg.
About Sound Telecom
Sound Telecom is a leading provider of 24 hour Telephone Answering, Call Center and Unified Communication Services, headquartered in Seattle, Washington and professionally serving thousands of customers throughout the United States and Canada with USA based agents. The twenty-six year old company has offices in Seattle and Spokane, Washington and Denver, Colorado. Sound Telecom is the recipient of the Inc. 5000 award for the years ended 2007, 2008 and 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.sound-tele.com
The 2012 Inc. 500/5000 is ranked according to the 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 of 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. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000
About Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.
About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars-privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit http://www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.
Michael L. LaBaw, President