Miami may be known as the Cruise Capital of the World, but its business scene extends well beyond the tourism industry.
The 22 companies from Miami that snagged spots on the 2015 Inc. 5000 represent diverse fields from health to computer hardware. Below are the 10 fastest-growing companies that have found success in this thriving Floridian metropolis.
9. Triton Datacom
A computer-hardware company that specializes in selling new and refurbished networking equipment, No. 2,293 Triton Datacom has been doing business in the Miami area for 15 years. CEO Ross Himber helped lead Triton Datacom to a three-year growth rate of 169 percent and a 2014 revenue of $11 million.
8. Specialist ID
In what is seemingly a niche industry--photo ID accessories--No. 1,686 Specialist ID has made itself a big business that booked $2.1 million in revenue last year. The company, founded in 2001, has a three-year growth rate of 241 percent and is led by CEO Patrick Barnhill.
7. How to Manage a Small Law Firm
There's no need to employ a managing partner, chief operating officer, or chief financial officer if you can outsource with No. 1,087 How to Manage a Small Law Firm. The four-year-old company, led by founder RJon Robins, has a three-year growth rate of 397 percent and reeled in $3 million in 2014 revenue.
6. White Shark Media
At No. 724, digital advertising agency White Shark Media provides proprietary marketing tools to small businesses and aids in search marketing campaigns. The five-year-old company, which is led by CEO Gary Garth, generated $3.6 million in sales last year, up 622 percent since 2011.
One of the many successful health companies on this year's Inc. 5000, No. 574 CareCloud has a three-year growth rate of 800 percent, and a 2014 revenue of $18.6 million. The provider of cloud-based practice management and other services to medical groups was founded in 2009, and is led by CEO Albert Santalo.
4. SMS Lodging
This travel and hospitality company nabbed the 528th spot on this year's Inc. 5000 with a three-year growth rate of 883 percent and a 2014 revenue of $9.6 million. Founded in 2010 and led by CEO Jesper Arnoldsson, SMS Lodging identifies underperforming properties and brings them to profitability.
At No. 472, Biorasi is a clinical research organization that develops drugs and medical devices for approvals from agencies like the Food and Drug Administration. In 2014, the company generated $30.8 million in sales, up 984 percent from 2011. The health company, founded in 2002, is led by CEO Boris N. Reznik.
There's no denying the staying power of gluten-free foods. Just ask Ginnybakes, which as been gleefully riding the gluten-free-food trend since its founding in 2010--landing it at the 211th spot on this year's Inc. 5000. The maker of a line of organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO cookies, bars, and bake mixes is led by CEO Ginny Simon, and had a three-year growth rate of 2,027 percent. The company booked $2.1 million in revenue in 2014.
1. Showroom Logic
The fastest-growing company in Miami, and a two-time Inc. 5000 honoree, No. 143 Showroom Logic edged out the rest of its coastal competitors with a three-year growth rate of 2,711 percent. Under the leadership of CEO Neal Gann, the six-year-old advertising software provider for automotive dealers booked $28.9 million in revenue in 2014.