By Nathan Rubbelke – Reporter, St. Louis Business JournalDec 24, 2018, 10:56am EST
A handful of St. Louis companies are included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 list of the best 360 entrepreneurial companies in the U.S.
Abstrakt Marketing Group earned the top honors locally, ranking fourth on the Entrepreneur 360 List. Other St. Louis-based companies making the list include online video training company ej4 at No. 27, Sapper Consulting at No. 45, LinkedSelling at No. 288 and Wanye Contracting at No. 337. Media buying company Coegi and marketing agency Influence & Co., both based in Columbia, Missouri, also made the list as well as Springfield-based DotCom Therapy.
Entrepreneur Magazine determines the honorees using its own algorithm and analytics to measure the companies’ innovation, growth, leadership, impact and business valuation.
“Our annual evaluation of vetted data offers a 360-degree analysis of top privately-held companies across a multitude of industries,” Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, said in a statement. “They are deemed successful not only by revenue numbers, but by how well-rounded they are. The companies that make the list have pushed boundaries with their innovative ideas, fostered strong company cultures, impacted their communities for the better, and increased their brand awareness.”
Entrepreneur Magazine said the companies selected for its list have had an average of nearly 80 percent revenue growth, employee growth of 35 percent and average revenue of more than $27 million over a three-year period.