Anne Knowles

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October 17, 2011
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Gathering wool? Hardly, for fast-growing online yarn retailer

If innovation and energy were hard currency, Jimmy Beans Wool would be a Fortune 500 company by now.

As is, the Reno yarn shop that got its start in a 500-square-foot storefront in Truckee nine years ago is on track to post $6 million in revenue this year, up from $4 million last year and $1.3 million in 2007, placing it 1,369th on this year's Inc. 5000 list of privately-owned companies.

You read that right: a yarn shop with millions in revenue, growing about 200 percent annually in this down economy.

That's thanks in large part to the resourcefulness of …

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