25. SEER Interactive
25. SEER Interactive
2010 Revenues: $2.1 million
5-year Annual Growth Rate: 50%

Will Reynolds
Location: Philadelphia, PA

About the business:
These days, you don't have to just be a good business; you also have to be a good business that shows up in a Google search. A Philadelphia-based company called SEER Interactive is out to pave the way towards search engine optimization (SEO) for companies that don't have the time to obsess about its page rank.

The company will actually go the extra step, beyond boosting search, and provide the metrics that show how SEO affects a company's bottom line. CEO Will Reynolds has always worked in search, at first, for a big-name firm. Then in 2002, he thought his SEO skills might warrant a separate company, which he created. Now, he says business is so good that he finds himself having to turn some potential clients down.

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical areas. For the 2012 list, ICIC received more than 2,000 solicited nominations using its database of small businesses and through the support of its nominating partners, including the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Staples, New York City Department of Small Business Services, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Companies were ranked by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) based on their revenue over the five-year period between 2006 and 2010, the last year for which complete data was available. This list was audited by the independent accounting firm of Rucci Bardaro and Barrett, PC.
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