Local companies make the cut
Five companies based in northern Nevada are among the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., according to this year’s Inc. 5000 list.
The companies on the list, which Inc. Magazine compiles each year, are ShortStack (No. 478); KPS3 Marketing (No. 1,026); Network Services Solutions (1,809); Noble Studios (No. 2,140); and NO-IP (No. 2,634).
This year’s rankings are based on revenue growth from 2011 to 2014, according to Inc. Magazine.
“The team has worked really hard during the last four years to make our software better and the company’s growth — and a spot on the Inc. 500 list — tells me our efforts are paying off,” said Jim Belosic, CEO and co-founder of ShortStack in a statement.
“We also have the most amazing customers who have helped us make our product more useful,” said Belosic. “Looking forward, we’re excited to release more software products that will help businesses of all sizes meet their marketing goals.”
According to Inc., ShortStack charted 973 percent growth from 2011 to 2014.
The business creates a software platform that agencies and businesses use to build lead-generating marketing campaigns and landing pages. Not only did ShortStack make the list’s top tier, the so-called Inc. 500, it was also honored as No. 3 in Top Nevada Companies.
The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history, according to the magazine.
The average company on the tech-heavy list achieved three-year growth of 490 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
“I point out many cases of where privately owned companies do just as bad a job as publicly owned companies,” says Reno resident and former teacher Robert (R.D.) Gardner.