UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN GEMS OF THE PROFESSION
Growth, we learned the hard way a few years
back, simply can’t be taken for granted. But as
the economy has picked up steam over the last
several years, we’ve gotten re-accustomed to
firms growing, sometimes that growth can be at
double-digit rates. Our Seven Small Jewels, year
in and year out, outperform the overall profession.
This year, our winning firms grew revenue an
astounding 73 percent. That’s not a misprint. And,
they’re forecasting another 42 percent growth this
year. Can we doubt them? Not really, unless we
suspect the growth will be even higher.
The stories of the Seven Small Jewels are
highlighted in this special 14-page section.
Their stories are unique, yet there’s a common
thread that runs through them all. Each firm has
managed, one way or the other, to carve out a very
lucrative niche in the profession. No matter your
firm size, there’s something to be learned from
how these Davids take on the Goliaths—and win.
Meanwhile, at the end of the section, we also
highlight this year’s Seven To Watch—firms that
impressed us immensely, but weren’t quite ready
to take home the hardware. At least not yet.