Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2013
Inc. magazine has announced that Clickin Moms, http://www.clickinmoms.com the largest organization of female photographers in the world, ranked 6th among media companies and 300 overall on its 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Pandora, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
“We are honored to make the Inc. 500. Over the past several years, the number of women around the world who have picked up a DSLR camera and taken up photography has exploded. Clickin Moms’ rapid growth is directly tied to the emergence of women who dominate in the art, craft and business of photography,” said Sarah Wilkerson, CEO of Clickin Moms. “The recognition by Inc. of Clickin Moms is a testament to the market’s validation of an organization that speaks directly to the demographic that now defines this market.”
Established in 2008 with 100 women seeking a better way to celebrate their love of photography, Clickin Moms has steadily grown in size and offerings and now serves beginner, intermediate and advanced photographers with a blog, forum, educational offerings, retail site, professional program, and bimonthly print magazine, Click, launched in 2012.
“We believe Clickin Moms’ rapid rise and adoption is directly tied to the brand’s relevance to all women who have an interest in photography, ranging from hobbyists who want to take beautiful images of the world around them to professional photographers who want to improve their craft and their business,” said Wilkerson.
The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 20 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,739 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/500.
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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.
About Clickin Moms
With over 16,000 members, Clickin Moms is a community of professional photographers, aspiring professionals, hobbyists, artists, and women who are simply passionate about photography. Founded in 2008 by professional photographer Kendra Okolita and 100 women seeking a better way to celebrate their love of photography, Clickin Moms has steadily grown in size and offerings and now includes a blog, forum, educational program, retail site, professional program and most recently, the bimonthly print magazine, Click. Clickin Moms is the largest female social network and subscription based community of female photographers – hosting active forums with over 3 million posts and receiving over 200,000 unique web site visitors each month.