Forbes has just published their list of top 100 small businesses for 2010. The list represents a wide range of goods and services from names you know and some you probably don’t. Despite the last five years’ worth of economic quagmire, these companies have not only maintained but grown. Today we feature six more of the 20 firms publicly traded with sales less than $1 million.
- National Presto Industries Presto plays in three major sandboxes: Housewares/Small Appliances, Defense Products, and Absorbent Products. Chances are you have some Presto of your own.
- Industrial Services of America The company recycles stainless steel, ferrous/non-ferrous scrap, and provides waste services. They work with industrial and commercial companies.
- True Religion Apparel The denim company has branched into knit and woven clothing, as well as a line of licensed items, all with a vintage 70’s vibe. Fans include Jessica Simpson and Brooke Shields.
- Transcend Services Health care is a hot industry now, and Transcend Services, Inc. provides medical transcription services 24 hours per a, seven days a week. FORTUNE also ranked Transcend number seven on its list of fastest growing small businesses.
- Rackspace Hosting Offers enterprise-level hosting services to more than 99,000 customers. Core products include Rackspace Managed Hosting, The Rackspace Cloud and Rackspace Email & Apps.
- UFP Technologies With twelve manufacturing locations, UFP is a custom converter specializing in fabricating specialty foams, plastics, and natural fiber materials into packaging, components, and end products. The company’s core business is foam fabrication.
- GeoResources An independent oil and gas company engaging in the acquisition and development of oil and gas reserves through an active and diversified program of reserves purchasing, re-engineering, development and exploration activities.
Read more about these companies and check out the rest of the top 100 small business list. Talk to your local franchise business consultant to find the right business for you and how to start a business.