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Inc. Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 5000

AmeriQuest Business Services Ranks No. 2393 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 161%

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inc. magazine today ranked AmeriQuest Business Services No. 2393 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500/5000, 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.  Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow and many other well-know names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500/5000.

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"This marks the eighth time AmeriQuest Business Services has earned a place on the Inc. 5000," said Doug Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "We serve more than 1,500 customers throughout North America, providing technology-enabled solutions for procurement, financial process automation, and fleet asset management.  It's evident that our expertise and services are meeting customers' needs as our revenue has grown from $403 million in 2010 to more than $1 billion in 2013."    

The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

"What surprises me, even though I know it's coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn't change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship."

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 15 through 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Michael Dell, Martha Stewart, host of the CNBC show "The Profit" Marcus Lemonis, Container Store Founder and CEO Kip Tindell, and Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.

AmeriQuest Business Services is a leading provider of technology-enabled business-to-business procurement and transaction solutions. The company leverages a cloud-based technology platform to provide financial process automation, volume-based purchasing, and asset acquisition and financing services.  AmeriQuest solutions enable companies to streamline their financial processes, increase their purchasing power on direct and indirect goods, and improve the purchasing, maintenance, and resale of capital assets.

For more information on AmeriQuest Business Services, visit www.ameriquestcorp.com or call 856-382-4713.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology

The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 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 http://www.inc.com/5000.   

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto VenturesInc. 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 http://www.inc.com/ .

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

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