Wednesday, July 08, 2009

WANTED: Young, Fast-Growing Companies

If you run a young, fast-growing business, or you know someone who does, PROFIT Magazine WANTS YOU!

The deadline is coming up fast to submit candidates for the PROFIT HOT 50, the definitive list of Canada’s Emerging Growth Companies.

Now in its 10th year, the Hot 50 ranks companies by two-year revenue growth (year-end 2006 to year-end 2008). It's a cool list of the country's next generation of growth stars!

A PROFIT HOT 50 ranking can inspire your staff, attract new clients and investors, and spark relationships with other dynamic companies. HOT 50 companies receive:

* coverage in the October 2009 issue of PROFIT Magazine and online year-round at;

* Plus, a complimentary invitation to GrowthCamp, an exclusive three-day summit at which PROFIT HOT 50 leaders share ideas, learn from experts and make valuable contacts.

Since I started this program, and GrwothCamp, I gotta tell you: people swear it's the most incredible business event they've ever attended.

If your firm was launched in 2005 or 2006, enter the PROFIT HOT 50 today! The entry deadline is July 10, 2009 (that'd be Friday).

For more information or to enter online, visit
Or call 1-800-713-GROW.

(Okay, one last story. In the mid-1990s, we had to fight hard at PROFIT to get one of the last good 1-800 numbers (713-GROW).The experience was so interesting that we even wrote a short article on the growing competition for cool toll-free numbers. At the time, few people realized there was a number shortage, and a growing secondary market.

Little did we know then that the smart money was already buying up Web addresses....

1 comment:

800marketer said...

Here’s another version of your story.

In the mid 90s (1995 to be exact) I did the same thing and fought hard to get a good number that spelled something and then a national company started advertising something confusingly similar and I wound up selling them that number. And got another that someone else soon wanted. So I started my own business that I run from my home with two employees (soon may be three) working out of their homes in a virtual organization. Today we have a million dollar business finding 1000 cool numbers per month for customers.

I won’t in the HOT 50. There are a lot more people running bigger faster growing companies, but my office is my back deck or wherever I am, with my laptop and cell phone (maybe soon just my iphone). I make excellent money and we’re growing pretty steadily but I don’t have the hassles of many more traditional businesses and I wouldn't trade any part of my life with anyone. That’s my story!

Bill Quimby