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Inc. Magazine Unveils America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Posted by Jody Raines on Aug 23, 2012 11:48:00 AM

inc5000TrainingFolks Named to the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 List, with Strong
Three-Year Sales Growth

August 21, 2012 – Inc. magazine today ranked TrainingFolks on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000
list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the
economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Unified Payments tops this year’s list.
TrainingFolks joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hat maker
Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“With our inclusion to the Inc. list, we would like to say thank you to all our customers,
partners and employees for their continued support over the last 15 years. We look
forward to helping many more companies to re-skill their employees as a result of an
important change initiative.” said Matthew Davis, CEO and Co-Founder of TrainingFolks.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies
remains at an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having
created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the
honorees reached $299 billion.

Complete results of the list, including company profiles and an interactive database that
can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
“Now more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide
jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations are where
the action is,” says Inc. editor Eric Schurenberg.

About TrainingFolks:
TrainingFolks is a global provider of custom learning solutions, consulting, and contingent
workforce services. Combining award-winning adult learning experience with a proven
engagement methodology that includes a talented network of learning professionals,
TrainingFolks collaborates with our clients to implement change. Founded in 1997,
TrainingFolks' mission is to build a higher performing workforce. We address our clients'
issues of urgency, capacity, and capability. Our clients have shared with us the competitive
advantages and reasons they have selected TrainingFolks. Training developers, instructional designers, contract trainers and more!

Global Scalability: TrainingFolks' ability to meet enterprise-wide learning initiatives, while
complementing our clients' internal team's resources, gives our clients the global talent they
need while removing the logistical issues and constraints for implementation. This enables
our clients to focus on other key business drivers.

Performance Consulting Expertise: Clients depend on TrainingFolks to align learning
strategies to job performance that will improve business results. With over 1000 successful
projects completed, we have the experience to create high impact learning.
Flexibility and Adaptability: TrainingFolks' ability to work within our clients' unique
processes and systems allows for ease of engagement. When priorities or needs change - as
they often do - we have been able to modify our approach to address the new set of
circumstances.

Industry and Subject Matter Experience: Understanding the key business drivers within
our clients' industry is critical for all projects that TrainingFolks is involved in. Our
professionals have this experience to enable a rapid project execution.
To find out more about TrainingFolks, visit our website at http://www.TrainingFolks.com

About Inc. 500|5000
Methodology
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing
2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by
March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not
subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a
number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue
required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves
the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured
in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at
www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand
dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to
deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach
for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For
more information, visit www.inc.com.

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