NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. Magazine today ranked The Dentist's Choice No. 4226 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children's red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on this year's list.
"The leaders of the companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression," said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. "The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs."
The Dentist's Choice, headquartered in Dana Point, CA, is the leading network of dental handpiece repair specialists in the U.S. with over 120 franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1993, The Dentist's Choice has established a niche business that is focused on repairing and maintaining handpieces (drills) for dental offices, which are integral tools of the dental profession.
"It's an honor for The Dentist's Choice to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America," said Dentist's Choice president Steve Everhart, "but it's not a surprise to me. Our services help our clients save time and money, so we are well positioned in this challenging business environment. In fact, we've had more interest in our franchise opportunity this year than ever before because entrepreneurs are looking for businesses that are recession resistant and have large growth potential. So we feel we're well positioned for future growth and look forward to climbing up the Inc. 5000 rankings in the years ahead."
Despite the fact that most of this year's measuring period of 2006-2009 took place during the latest recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $321.6 billion, up more than 50 percent from last year. The effects of the recession are seen, however, in the median three-year growth rate, which dropped to 96 percent from last year's 126 percent. This year's Inc. 5000 employ a record 1.4 million people, up from one million on last year's list. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high, policymakers and business leaders will do well to look to the Inc. 5000 companies for fresh ideas on achieving growth and creating jobs.
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 on www.inc.com/5000.
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