NEW YORK, August 21, 2012 — Inc. magazine today ranked Clarity Consulting for the fifth consecutive year on its sixth annual Inc. 500|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 economyâ€”Americaâ€™s independent entrepreneurs. Clarity has earned a spot on the Inc. 500|5000 forÂ five consecutive years, showcasing that in its 18 years in business and one of the first Microsoft partners, that it continues to grow competitively year over year.
â€œWeâ€™re exceptionally proud of this award â€“ our fifth consecutive year on the Inc. 500/5000,â€œ said Jeff Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Clarity Consulting. â€œIn a list packed with start-ups, weâ€™re an outlier having just celebrated our 18th anniversary. We hire only the best and brightest people in our industry which can be a challenge to revenue growth, but weâ€™re proof that a focus on great people, creativity and driving value for our clients is a smart business approach.â€
Clarity Consulting ranked NO. 3928 on this yearâ€™s list, and achieved a three-year sales growth of 38%. Founded in 1994, Clarity Consulting specializes in the custom development and user experience design of digital experiences on Microsoft platforms and devices. Specifically, the company works on technologies and platforms such as Windows Phone, Xbox, Microsoft Kinect, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft SharePoint, Surface, and C#.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this yearâ€™s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
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 www.inc.com/5000.
“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,â€ says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independentâ€”not subsidiaries or divisions of other companiesâ€”as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.â€™s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
About Clarity Consulting
Clarity Consulting specializes in the custom development and user experience design of digital experiences on Microsoft platforms and devices.Specifically, the company works on technologies and platforms such as Windows Phone, Xbox, Microsoft Kinect, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft SharePoint, Surface, and C#.
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