From a database of nearly 21 million companies reviewed by Entrepreneur magazine and research provider CentrisPoint, Simply Self Storage was distinguished as one of the nation’s “Hot 100, The Fastest Growing Businesses in America” for 2008. The company ranked No. 1 on the list for its rapid sales and job growth, among other select criteria. The Hot 100 ranking appears in the magazine’s May 2008 issue.
Of the millions of companies on the preliminary list, only 0.3 percent made the first cut, and just a fraction of those made it to the Hot 100. Entrepreneur’s 14th consecutive ranking of America’s top fast-growth companies revealed businesses with total combined revenue of $4.6 billion in 2007. The Hot 100 are expected to collectively employ more than 15,000 individuals by 2009, an increase from a total of 517 employees on their first day of business. And of the companies ranked, 91 offer employees health insurance, 73 provide retirement funds, 42 offer tuition reimbursement and 40 offer flextime.
“This year’s Hot 100 listing reveals the shining stars continuing to drive the nation’s economy forward,” says Karen Axelton, executive editor of Entrepreneur. “These companies, and the entrepreneurs who built them, are making a major impact on the economy with their revenue and the new jobs they create as a result of their growth. The innovation, persistence and passion they demonstrate in industries across the board are vital to the nation’s success as a whole.”
For the complete story and Hot 100 listing, as well as a profile of Simply Self Storage, visit www.entrepreneur.com/hot100.
Based in Orlando, Fla., Simply Self Storage has offices, developments and facilities in 20 states as well as Puerto Rico. The company has more than 15.6 million square feet of storage space in operation. For more information, visit www.simplyss.com.