Just released — 2014 Inc. 500|5000 recognizes 16 EO Nashville member companies

inc5000Inc. magazine released its highly regarded Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America today, and 16 EO Nashville member companies made the cut. That’s 10 percent of the 168 members that make up EO Nashville.

These 16 companies employ 2,118 individuals; grew at an average rate of 247 percent from 2010 to 2013; and have combined 2013 revenues of $380 million.

EO Nashville members also make up 31 percent of Middle Tennessee-based companies on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list. Statewide, EO Nashville members account for 20 percent of Tennessee-based companies on the list.

EO Nashville members who made the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list are:

Companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2010 to 2013. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2010 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2013.

You can access the full list here.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Dan Hogan, Andy Bailey, J.J. Rosen, The List, Alex Tolbert, Ben Hanback, Julie May, Darek Bell, Fastest-Growing Companies

Last week, we welcomed in the first day of fall with beautiful weather here in Nashville. Let’s recap what else happened for EO Nashville members last week.

In a blog for the Wall Street Journal, Dan Hogan [Medalogixdiscusses how to attract top talent on a shoestring startup budget.

In the Tennessean, Andy Bailey [Petra] wrote a column on tips to make sure you finish out the year strong, because just like the fourth quarter in a football game, it determines the winners and losers. Andy also ran a column in Smallbizdaily.com on tips to get more done in less time.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] also wrote a column in the Tennessean about the impending end of desk phones. You can read the article here.

Paramore | the digital agency [Hannah Paramore], Facility Planners Inc. [Nancy Leach] and Smart Data Strategies [Susan Marlow] all made “The List” of the top regional women-owned businesses.

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Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] penned a column for the Tennessean on how health reform changes the playing field for hospitals.

Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] wrote an article for EO’s Overdrive blog on staying productive in the office. You can read the article here.

On Sept. 15, Julie May [bytes of knowledge] ran a column in the Tennessean about Square mobile credit card processing. You can read the clip here. b:ok also won the Interactive Marketing Awards’ Outstanding Achievement Award for its work on Nashville Sporting Goods’ website.

In other awards news, Corsair [Darek Bell] won “Innovator of the Year” in Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whiskey awards for the second year straight.

And lastly, Advance Financial [Michael Hodges], NovaCopy [Darren Metz] and Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] all made the Nashville Business Journal’s list of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Companies.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, JJ Rosen, Dan Hogan, John Rowley, Ricky Scott, Andy Bailey, Tom Beach, James Fields, Fastest-Growing Companies, Inc. 500|5000

In this week’s roundup:

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] and JJ Rosen [Atiba] both had columns run in Sunday’s Tennessean. Alex’s piece discussed the insurance options available on the new health care exchange, while JJ talked about turning your idea for an app into a reality.

Alex was also featured in two articles on Becker’s Spine Review. The first asked “What Spine Surgeons Need to Know About Insurance Premiums Next Year” and the second set up “6 Expectations for Spine Surgeons After Health Insurance Exchanges.

On Friday, two EO Nashville members had columns run as part of EO Nashville’s partnership with the Nashville Business Journal. Dan Hogan’s [Medalogix] column gave advice on launching a startup in Nashville, while John Rowley’s [Fletcher Rowley Inc.] piece listed five ideas to apply the political playbook to corporate branding. You can read both columns below.

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Rowley clipRanking 148th, The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] made Remodeling magazine’s 2013 Remodeling 550: Full-Service Remodelers list.

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] spoke about his Aligntoday.com software on the SouthernAlpha blog. You can read the interview here. Andy’s Aug. 21 column in the Tennessean reminded us all that we need more gratefulness in our lives.

The Nashville Post recently reported that City Saver [Tom Beach] would soon launch its product in Seattle, the company’s sixth market.

On Aug. 18, James Fields [Concept Technology] published a column in the Sunday Tennessean on protecting our online and mobile conversations. You can read the column here.

Earlier this month, the Nashville Business Journal announced its 2013 25 Fastest-Growing Companies winners. The list included EO Nashville members:

And finally, though we already told you about the 19 EO Nashville members who were included in the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list, a few of those members shared the secrets of their success with the Tennessean on Sunday. You can read their interviews below.

Reboot Marketing [Allen Baler]

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Advance Financial [Michael Hodges]

Advance Financial clipTeknetex [John Kepley]

Teknetex clipConcept Technology [James Fields]

Fields clipRustici Software [Mike Rustici]

Rustici clipMankin Media Systems [Ben Mankin]

Mankin clipVaco [Jerry Bostelman]

Vaco clipComfort Supply [Clay Blevins]

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2013 Inc. 500|5000 recognizes 19 EO Nashville member companies

Fifteen percent of the 131 members comprising the Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) have been named to the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, the magazine announced today.

EO Nashville member companies also make up 42 percent of Middle Tennessee-based companies on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list. Statewide, EO Nashville members account for 22 percent of Tennessee-based companies on the list.

“We consistently see a high number of EO Nashville member companies on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list. In 2011, 13 member companies made the list and last year 19 member companies were included,” said Joe Freedman, president of EO Nashville and president of Music City Tents & Events. “This year, with 19 members honored, is our best showing yet, which demonstrates that EO companies are invested in growing their economic footprint in Nashville and beyond.

EO is a global network that connects business owners to improve and enhance their lives and businesses through learning and sharing experiences. The Nashville EO chapter has 131 members and is one of the fastest growing EO chapters in the world. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder and controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.

EO Nashville members who made the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list are:

 

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These 19 companies employ 1,569 individuals; grew at an average rate of 279 percent from 2009 to 2012; and have combined 2012 revenues of $362.7 million.

According to the magazine, companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2009 to 2012. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2009 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2012.

The full list can be accessed at inc.com/inc5000/list/2013.

EO Nashville Members in the News: John Rowley, Andy Bailey, Justin Crosslin, Ben Hanback, Benjamin Goldberg, Julie May, Jerry Bostelman, Martin Renkis

Fletcher|Rowley [John Rowley] was in the Tennessean on Thursday for the company’s inclusion on AMC’s “The Pitch.” Fletcher|Rowley’s episode will air Thursday, Aug. 15. The Nashville Post also picked up the news.

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John Rowley also appeared on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show on FOX News on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] column ran in the Tennessean on Thursday. In the column, Andy tackled multitasking, encouraging people to “flex their focus muscle.”

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Crosslin & Associates [Justin Crosslin] announced Wednesday that the company has created an entrepreneurial business services division. The Nashville Post covered the news.

Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] penned a column in the Tennessean on the topic of “visualization.”

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The NBJ interviewed EO Nashville member Benjamin Goldberg and his brother Max about the upcoming two-year anniversary of The Catbird Seat. You can read the clip here.

Technology blog Southern Alpha ran a conversation with bytes of knowledge CEO Julie May about IT projects, their deadlines and costs.

Southern Alpha also covered Vaco’s [Jerry Bostelman] new technology scholarship program. Check out the details here.

Lastly, Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y. recently selected Smartvue [Martin Renkis] as its cloud surveillance systems to keep students safe.

EO Nashville Members in the News: James Fields, Nashville Emerging Leader Awards, Martin Renkis, Mark Deutschmann, Hannah Paramore, Nancy Leach, David Waddell and Andy Bailey

Our week in review. Here’s a look at what EO Nashville members have been up to.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] bi-weekly column in The Tennessean listed five places where you shouldn’t cut corners in your IT infrastructure.

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies who were highlighted for the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards:

In partnership with Boeing, Smartvue [Martin Renkis] has been chosen to protect the US Open with remote video surveillance.

Village Real Estate and Core Development Services [Mark Deutschmann] won an ULI Nashville Excellence in Development award at the recent gala at Music City Center.

Paramore | the digital agency [Hannah Paramore] recently announced its move from the Gulch. Paramore has used EO Nashville member company Facility Planners [Nancy Leach] in the process. The Nashville Post published the news.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column was published in the Memphis Daily News today. This week’s column was titled “Glacial Job Creation Equals Glacial Stimulus Reduction.”

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] bi-weekly column for The Tennessean, published today, detailed his family’s economy plan, which was designed as an accountability system that includes his daughters in the business of operating a household.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Best Places to Work Honorees, Nashville Post 2013 In Charge, Clint Smith, Nicholas Holland, Ben Goldberg, Darek Bell, Darren Metz, Clay Blevins, Dan Hogan and Jeff Turner

It’s time for this week’s wrap up. Take a look at what your fellow EO Nashville members have been up to. A few congratulations may be in order.

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies for being named Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places to Work honorees:

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville and Catalyst members for being named to the Nashville Post’s 2013 In Charge list.

Emma [Clint Smith] and Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] were mentioned in last week’s Nashville Post story titled “A network of hard-charging startups has the potential to remake Nashville as the next big tech city.” Click here to read the full story.

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Clint Smith was also mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal’s article last Thursday. Clint was one of a few panelists at last week’s Nashville Business Journal Entrepreneur Exchange event. He, with the other panelists, agreed that to make a sale, try giving it away first.

Patterson House‘s [Ben Goldberg] cocktail, Smoking in the Armchair, was named Esquire‘s cocktail of the week Feb. 18. The cocktail includes Nashville’s own Corsair Artisan Distillery [Darek Bell] spiced rum.

NovaCopy‘s [Darren Metz] 3D printers made it on WKRN-TV News 2 Nashville. Click here to watch the indepth report on 3D Printers with NovaCopy’s Melissa Ragsdale and Jamey Tucker.

Comfort Supply [Clay Blevins] was featured in HVACR Business’ January/February issue. The article focused on why and how to use YouTube to expand your brand awareness.

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was highlighted in Caring Magazine’s recent issue. The article was an exploration of three leading health care technology innovators who have responded to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Jeff Turner’s [National Storm Shelters] game plan for staying safe this storm season with the right shelter appeared in Acreage Life Magazine this month.

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WKRN recently visited National Storm Shelters [Jeff Turner] to learn about the increase in customer calls and storm shelter sales after the latest wave of tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee. Watch the video clip here.