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. This week we’ll look at the top 20 firms publicly traded with sales less than $1 million and see how these small businesses stack up.
- Strayer Education The mission: to make higher education achievable for working adults. Students have the opportunity to take classes on campus, online or a combination of both.
- Tempur Pedic International The company boasts it’s the most recommended brand in America for pillows, mattresses, and related products.
- iRobot The company that brought you the Roomba was founded with the vision of making practical robots a reality. Today, iRobot develops, produces, and markets robots to the commercial, consumer, industrial and government markets.
- Dolby Laboratories This innovator of entertainment audio offers a wide variety of products for consumer and professional markets.
- Hittite Microwave The semiconductor company designs and produces high performance integrated circuits (ICs), modules, subsystems and instrumentation for technically demanding radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeterwave applications.
- Capella Education Another educational organization represented on the top 20 list, Capella offers online postsecondary educational services developed on professional standards and employer recommendations.
- LoopNet A commercial real estate information services provider offering a suite of products and services tailored to the national and local needs of the commercial investments industry.