NEW YORK, August 23, 2011— Inc. magazine today ranked FlashPoint number 3319 on its fifth 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 economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. FlashPoint joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and local companies ExactTarget and Angie’s List among other prominent brands featured on this year’s Inc. 5000.
In the past year Indianapolis-based FlashPoint has grown from 10 employees to 15, making it one of Indiana’s largest HR consulting firms. Also this year FlashPoint was named to the list of 2011 Indiana Companies to Watch, an award that honors second-stage businesses that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace and exhibit innovative products, unique processes or philanthropic actions.
“The most rewarding part of starting a consulting firm has been taking the seed of an idea and seeing it grow and evolve over the years,” shared Krista Skidmore, cofounder and principal of FlashPoint. “It has shown me the importance of having clear values and principles right from the start and knowing how to make these values work in an ever-changing business and economic climate.”
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.
“We have an outstanding team of consultants,” said Andrea Cranfill, cofounder and principal of FlashPoint. “Receiving this honor is a testament to their focus on providing excellent service to our clients—service that keeps clients coming back to us and referring us to other organizations.”
FlashPoint seeks continued growth by launching a new service line this year. ClearlyHR, a line of streamlined HR services, is geared toward organizations that want legally compliant and high-quality HR programs but don’t need a high-level of customization or consulting. FlashPoint developed ClearlyHR after consistently finding a gap in the marketplace in which companies couldn’t find the right level of service at the right price.
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FlashPoint provides human resource and management consulting services, working with companies to engage employees, reduce costs and turnover, increase productivity and accomplish strategic initiatives. Based on a company’s size, industry and needs, FlashPoint provides custom-designed HR processes, streamlined services, onsite HR support or management and leadership development. Since it was founded in 2002 FlashPoint has collaborated with hundreds of clients, large and small, in the for-profit, nonprofit and government sectors. For a full list of services and to meet the team, visit .
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