INC. MAGAZINE UNVEILS INC. 5000
35th ANNUAL LIST OF AMERICA’S FASTEST-GROWING
PRIVATE COMPANIES
 
KIDZ GEAR HAS 3 YEAR SALES GROWTH OF 126%
 
Inc. 5000 is Most Prestigious Ranking of Nation’s Fastest-Growing
Private Companies
 

NY, NY, August 17, 2016 – Inc. magazine announced today that Kidz Gear http://www.gearforkidz.com is an honoree of the 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Ranked in the top 56%, with a 3 year sales growth of 126%, Kidz Gear is the preeminent brand for consumer electronics products for kids, featuring headphones with the proprietary KidzControl Volume Limit Technology that protects children’s hearing by limiting the maximum volume allowed.  Kidz Gear Headphones are available in a variety of colors and styles, including wired, boom mic, and wireless Bluetooth, for use at school, home or when traveling. 

Inc. 5000 Recognizes Small Business 

The Inc. 5000 list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Companies, such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names, gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. 

“We are honored to be recognized by Inc. as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for our unique consumer electronics products for kids,” said Laurie Peterson, Founder, Kidz Gear.  “Remaining true to our slogan ‘Grown-Up Performance, Built for Kids!’ has helped us reach this incredible level of success. Now available in schools, libraries, airports, online, and stores worldwide, our kids’ products help protect children while they have fun, learn, and grow,” said Peterson. 

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September 2016 issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire U.S. economy during that period. 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.  

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.” 

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as best-selling author and strategist Tony Robbins, SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, Cornerstone OnDemand founder, president and CEO Adam Miller, Marvell Technology Group director and co-founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing co-founder and executive chair Kim Jordan. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.  

About Kidz Gear 

Incorporated in 2001, San Ramon, California Supply and Beyond, LLC is the exclusive manufacturer of the Kidz Gear brand of products and accessories. The Kidz Gear brand was created by founder and mother Laurie Peterson with the purpose of developing a line of safe products and accessories with adult features, performance and quality, but with ergonomic sizes, styles and prices for children. The Kidz Gear product line has received rave reviews and awards from various Mother’s Group Organizations and industry publications. The company is continually focused on bringing more products to market that support the company’s mission – Grown-Up Performance, Built for Kids!  

Kidz Gear headphones are available immediately, with Bluetooth Headphones value priced at only $39.99, and Wired Headphones and Boom Headphones priced at just $19.99 each. All Kidz Gear products are available directly from Kidz Gear at www.GearForKidz.com, and select retailers and online sites. Kidz Gear also offers a Gear Up For Education! discount available for schools and libraries. For more information on Kidz Gear, see the website: www.gearforkidz.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GearForKidz, and Twitter: @GearForKidz, email: sales@gearforkidz.com or phone: (877) Kidz-Gear. 

More about Inc. and Inc. 500|5000 

Methodology

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, it has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage of revenue growth from 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31, 2015 (since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired). The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. 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/inc5000. 

About Inc. Magazine:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. magazine 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 15,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com. 

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