09/27/2011 (press release: Jennifer123) // Chicago, IL, USA // cheapINK LLC
Inc. magazine ranked cheapINK LLC NO. 544 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies on August 23, 2011.
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. cheapINK LLC joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.
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,” says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.
“We are extremely excited about being named to the INC 500/5000 list this year, Aaron Dallek and I have worked for the past nine years building our Company and building on our dream as Entrepreneurs. We at cheapINK have prided ourselves on quality, cost effective and innovative solutions to the purchase of ink and toner and the recycling of ink cartridges. This is just the beginning for us” stated Jacob Dallek, Managing Partner of cheapINK.
Jacob Dallek went on to say “this year is going to be very exciting for cheapINK with the launch of the new and improved interactive website and webstore as well as a new mobile application this fall. We intend to continue to improve and progress our business, providing the best possible service to our market. Lastly, Aaron and I would like to thank INC 500/5000 for their mention and this exceptional honor.”
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The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
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About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 22–24, 2011, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, located minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. For more information about the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.