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Bach To Rock
Bethesda, Md.


No. 332
2010 Revenue: $3.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,000%

No, it’s not School of Rock, but it sure does look like it. Bach to Rock provides kids with music education—but from bands they actually listen to. “You really have to be committed to the success of others and don’t underestimate the amount of complexity, work and legal hurdles you’ll need to overcome to franchise your concept,” says Brian Gross, president of the company. “At the end of the day, your success is now determined by how well others do delivering your concept (and to that point, it may have been based on how well you did with it).”