e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc. Ranks No. 87 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 3,613%

Inc. magazine today ranked e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc. #87 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  Not only that, e-TeleQuote made it to #2 in growth among all insurance sector companies nationwide,  #2 in growth among all companies in the Tampa Bay region, and #5 in growth among all companies in the state of Florida.

e-TeleQuote shares space with a number of popular companies like Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, and Zillow. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

“The entire team from all 3 of our worldwide locations should be extremely proud of this accomplishment. It is evidence of your commitment to providing value to consumers nationwide, understanding and respecting the highly compliant environment in which we work, and recognizing your long term career opportunities as part of our organization. In short, acknowledgments such as this belong to you because you have helped tens of thousands of our customers identify appropriate healthcare coverage.  According to the US Small Business Association, 410,000 businesses were started in 2011. Of those, more than half were non-existent by 2014. Given what happened to others in our “birth class”, we should all be proud of accolades like this that are testament to our growth these past few years. Keep in mind, we’ve so far only built the foundation for our greater collective benefit in the future and there remains much to do! Thanks to all of you for your dedication and contribution to this accomplishment,” said Anthony P. Solazzo, C.E.O. and Founder of e-TeleQuote.

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%.  The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years.  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/inc5000.

“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg.  “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012.  Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 21 through 23, 2015 in Orlando.  Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show “The Profit,” Robert Herjavec, one of the main “sharks” on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky, and Co-Founder of Goodshop.com JJ Ramberg.

The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014.  To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011.  They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2014. The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 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 http://www.inc.com/5000.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.


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