It’s time again to celebrate growth.
Richmond BizSense is proud to kick off the application process for the fourth annual RVA 25, our popular list and event that recognizes the fastest-growing businesses in Richmond.
Like previous years, these rankings will highlight both established and up-and-coming companies experiencing rapid revenue growth, adding jobs and improving the business climate of the local economy.
The rankings will again be based on a company’s average annual revenue growth over the last three calendar years – 2013 through 2015 for this latest class.
Each company must be based in the Richmond region and have revenue of at least $500,000 in each of the fiscal years ending in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
As always, it’s free to apply and requires filling out a brief survey and sending in three years of financials to local accounting firm Keiter, which will verify the results and tabulate the final rankings. Simply click this link for the survey and instructions.
Only Keiter will see the financial documents and only the average annual growth percentage rate and 2015 annual revenue figures will be shared with BizSense and our audience. And sharing your 2015 revenue publicly on the list is encouraged and appreciated, but not mandatory.
Again, the survey can be found at this link.
The deadline for applications is Aug. 19. We’ll then publish the rankings Sept. 19 and celebrate the 25 honorees at an event in early October at the Quirk Hotel (more details on the event and ticket sales coming soon).
RVA 25 companies run the gamut of size and industry. Some you’ll have heard of; others fly below the radar but are growing like gangbusters. Past honorees have included frozen yogurt chain Sweet Frog, shirtmaker Ledbury and pet treat maker Best Bully Sticks.
RVA 25 companies have been in the news recently, such as Kinsale Capital Group’s initial push this month for a $100 million IPO.
Please keep in mind: this is a competitive application process that garners dozens of entries, so not everyone will make the cut. If your firm doesn’t quite make it this year, we encourage you not to be discouraged from trying again in 2017.
Read more: Check out the previous years’ RVA 25 lists: