Inc. 5000: 5 Stories of Grit & Resilience

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Quantum Leap

San Francisco

No. 2,802
2011 Revenue: $24 million
Three-Year Growth: 82.14%

This marketing firm, which is making its seventh appearance on the Inc. 5000 since it was founded in 2001, almost doubled its revenue since 2008. "The services we provided were the ones that our clients (small business owners) didn't cut from their budgets when the recession hit," says founder and CEO Janine Popick. "We helped them retain customers, which was a crucial service."