In July, the Denver Business Journal held its annual Fastest Growing Private Companies awards banquet, and for the 4th year in a row, Outskirts Press was recognized.
The fastest-growing companies are determined by examining the gross revenue increase over the previous three years (2007 – 2009 in this case). Companies are separated into 5 “flights” based upon their overall annual revenue in the most current tax year (2009). Flight V designates small companies, Flight IV designates small-to-medium sized companies, Flight III designates medium companies, and so on. This is the 3rd year in a row Outskirts Press has been in Flight IV and we held the #10 spot overall. Last year we were #7. The year before that we were #1.
In an economy where “flat is the new up,” appearing on any “fastest-growing list” for multiple years in a row is a feat onto itself. After all, the majority of the companies appearing in the top 10 weren’t on the previous year’s list at all. So to say I am proud of our company and our authors would be an understatement.
I think this post also supports a previous blog posting I wrote recently, which centered on pursuing awards. Whether for a book or a company, winning an award helps establish some prestige and PR, and those are valuable commodities in this day and age.
Speaking of which, the annual Inc. Magazine Fast 500 list is announced at the end of this month. This is the national version of the fastest-growing private companies. We placed #268 last year among all private companies and #1 among participating self-publishing services. We’ll see where we are this year when they’re announced later this month…