5 Columbus Businesses Honored In Inc. 5000’s Top 500

Inc. has revealed their 5000 fastest-growing businesses in America. 50 companies from Columbus made the cut.

From construction to real estate to advertising and marketing, the Columbus businesses on Inc. 5000’s 2017 list encompass a wide variety of skills and services. 14 of the 50 from the capital city have been on Inc. 5000’s list before, including Quantum Health, Ventech Solutions, and ERP Analysts.

With just five businesses from Columbus making the Top 500, we wanted to take a closer look at each.

Small Business Owners of America

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Inc. Ranking: 6
Who they are: Founder James Moore started Small Business Owners of America as a consulting firm in 2011. The business now has 15 employees.
What they do: Small Business Owners of America offers alternative lending services to small businesses, along with investing directly in some client companies.
Industry: Financial Services
2016 Revenue: $19.7 million
3-year Growth: 19,352%

Vantage Point Logistics

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Inc. Ranking: 117
Who they are: VPL is a logistics company founded in 2011 and has 30 employees.
What they do: The company works with healthcare institutions, colleges, and universities, providing them with pioneering benefits like carrier choice and transparent pricing.
Industry: Logistics & Transportation
2016 Revenue: $8 million
3-year Growth: 3,422%

Fab Glass and Mirror

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Inc. Ranking: 131
Who they are: Lead by Ahmed Mady, Fab Glass and Mirror was founded in 2012. The company has 25 employees.
What they do: Fab Glass and Mirror specializes in manufacturing and distribution of glass and mirror products.
Industry: Manufacturing
2016 Revenue: $3.6 million
3-year Growth: 3,013%

Idea Buyer

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Inc. Ranking: 165
Who they are: Idea Buyer was founded in 2007 and it’s 35 employees are lead by Eric Corl.
What they do: The company specializes in purchase order generation, patent licensing, and patent sales.
Industry: Consumer Products & Services
2016 Revenue: $3.4 million
3-year Growth: 2,508%

The Janz

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Inc. Ranking: 280
Who they are: Co-owner Rick Finsterbusch runs this veteran-owned company. Founded in 1999, the company has 15 employees.
What they do: The Janz helps to sell and promote a variety of medical products, specifically to the the federal and military healthcare market.
Industry: Government Services
2016 Revenue: $16.6 million
3-year Growth: 1,574%

The top 5 companies in Columbus had a combined revenue total of $51.3 million dollars.

Other cities in Ohio with companies in the Top 500 include Cincinnati with two businesses, Cleveland with three businesses, and Akron with one business.

For the full Inc. 5000 List, please click here.