Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 5000


NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Inc. magazine today revealed that Beauty Barrage is No. 1143 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

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“I am so thrilled that Beauty Barrage made the list. This is a dream come true. I am grateful to my team of game changers and hustlers. My vision on transforming and disrupting the archaic retail model would never have come to fruition without them. As a self-funded entrepreneur, I feel so accomplished and proud,” says Beauty Barrage Founder and CEO Sonia Summers.

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 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

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

Since its launch in 2015, Beauty Barrage hit the ground running working with brands such as Glamglow, Drunk Elephant and Dyson, conditioning beauty professionals as “boots on the ground” brand ambassadors, that “stay and play” with the customer, creating that elusive in-store experience that both customer and retailers desire. Covering over 3,000 doors in North America, Beauty Barrage offers localized talent without the additional overhead expenses.  

Beauty Barrage’s business model stands apart from any resource – it is a sales management  agency, boasting a dedicated corporate team to oversee accounts. This trusted partner, comprised of the best and brightest in the industry, elicits unparalleled account management expertise handling the hiring, educating and scheduling of the field team. Additional strategic and ongoing intel is provided for beauty brand clients across North America.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 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

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