New Year's Resolutions: Grow Fast in 2012

Andy Ryan
7 of 11

Dominate the freelance market

In 2012, oDesk, which runs an online marketplace for freelance work, aims to grab the lion’s share of its market. CEO Gary Swart projects that by March, the company, based in Redwood City, California, will have facilitated more than $500 million worth of contracts. That strong activity, he hopes, will fuel oDesk’s sixth year of 100 percent revenue growth.