But companies that are growing in spite of the economy - like Cellular Sales - have to be doing something different.
Knoxville, TN (Vocus) September 3, 2009
Inc. magazine ranked Cellular Sales No. 183 on the "Inc. 5,000" list of the nation's fastest-growing privately held retail companies. Cellular Sales was ranked No. 2,069 on the third annual overall list of the fastest growing companies. The Inc. 5,000 represents a comprehensive look at America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.
Growth for Cellular Sales was reported at 153.9 percent according to Inc. magazine. The magazine reported that Cellular Sales' 2005 revenue of $81.7 million had grown to $207.3 million in 2008.
"Cellular Sales' ranking on this year's Inc. 5,000 list is a testimony to customer service," said Dane Scism, founder and CEO of Cellular Sales. "Our business model is based on treating every customer as if they were our only customer. People notice it when you take care of them.
"How many people are there that know exactly who to call - by name - when they have a question about their cell phone or their service plan? Our customers have a name and contact number for their own personal wireless consultant, a real person they can talk to right there in their own community. We're proud of the way we take care of customers, and we know it is the reason we are growing."
For the past 15 years, Cellular Sales has consistently outperformed the rest of its industry, and is now the nation's largest retailer of Verizon Wireless. By year end, Knoxville, Tenn.-based Cellular Sales will open 50 new stores, bringing the company's total number of locations to over 300.
"When the economy is booming, growth is expected," Scism said. "But companies that are growing in spite of the economy - like Cellular Sales - have to be doing something different."
For more information about Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless, visit the company's web site at http://www.cellularsales.com.
Media: For more information, or to speak to a Cellular Sales representative, contact Rick Laney at (865) 584-0550.