What Characteristics Separate the Elite 5% of Fast Growth Companies From the Rest?

One outcome from our research on fast job creation was the determination of four characteristics that separate the elite 5 percent from the herd. The following represents the data with an understanding that each organization pursued these four characteristics in ways unique to them.

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Member of the Elite 5 Percent?

I left corporate consulting many years ago to focus on the engine of the American economy—the small business. The statistic that defined my decision was 90 percent of all new jobs were created by just 5 percent. These companies were very small—under 20 employees—and could overcome the odds to achieve exponential growth. I was hooked; it became my obsession.