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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000

w3r Consulting Ranks No. 2102 on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 177%


NEW YORK, August 22, 2013Inc. magazine today ranked w3r Consulting NO. 2012 on its seventh 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. w3r Consulting joins Living Social, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“w3r Consulting is honored to be recognized alongside such an esteemed group of business owners. It is tremendously difficult to sustain year over year growth but through our great relationships and maintaining our core business principles, we have been able to maintain over 400% growth during that 7 year period of being on the Inc. 5000 list”, stated CEO Eric Hardy.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.

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 and

“Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.


About w3r Consulting 

w3r Consulting is an eighteen-year-old privately held Technology Consulting firm headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.  Combining many years of diverse industry experience and exposure, w3r can objectively view our customers’ challenges and recommend a solution that meets both their current and future needs for both infrastructure and integration services and support. Our mission is to provide companies with flexibility, by providing the highest quality resources, services and solutions to help build versatile, reliable and agile solutions to support your business needs. At w3r, our goal is to maximize your existing people, processes and technology to align your technical capabilities with your business goals.

w3r Consulting is a respected member of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC), the Chicago Minority Development Council (CMBC), the South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (SCOMSDC), the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (VMSDC) and the Louisiana Minority Supplier Development Council (LMSDC).  We are also certified as a Disadvantaged Small Business by the Michigan Department of Transportation and are SBA 8a certified.

CONTACT:   Katrina Turnbow, Marketing and Communications Mgr., w3r Consulting | 248-358-1002


More about Inc. 500|5000  Judging Methodology

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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