38. Petrelocation.com
38. Petrelocation.com
2010 Revenues: $3.5 million
5-year Annual Growth Rate: 36%

Kevin O'Brien
Location: Austin, TX

About the business:
Petrelocation.com, based in Austin, Texas, specializes in the moving of pets and animals. Kevin O'Brien and his wife founded the company in 2004 with the goal of helping individuals and corporations with their animals during stressful moves, and Petrelocation.com has relocated animals ranging from cats to poison dart frogs. O'Brien previously operated a doggy daycare and pet taxi service. The company's team consists of people from all walks of life, and social media has helped Petrelocation.com build a devoted following.

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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