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Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies revealed: the 20th annual PROFIT 100 ranking

    PROFIT magazine's annual ranking demonstrates how entrepreneurs can
    combine a big vision with tight focus to achieve explosive expansion in
    any industry and economy. For the full ranking, visit

    TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - Only a select few firms achieve the dramatic
growth required to make it onto the PROFIT 100, the definitive annual ranking
of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies released today by PROFIT magazine.
    It's not enough to have posted a hot year or two, because the PROFIT 100
is based on revenue growth over five years. Making just the tail end of this
year's ranking-the 20th annual-required an explosive growth rate of 627% from
2002 to 2007. And the average PROFIT 100 company grew its revenue by a
sizzling 1,800%. Clearly, it takes something exceptional to rank among the
entrepreneurial elite of the PROFIT 100.
    The firm that tops the ranking, Kids & Company Ltd., has been relentless
in pursuing its vision of a cross-Canada network of childcare centres for
corporate employees. The Markham, Ont.-based company has doggedly built its
position as the leader in its niche even at the price of enduring years in the
red. It attained revenue of $13.7 million in 2007, up a stunning 12,639% over
five years, and forecasts it will double its revenue and break even next year.
    "The PROFIT 100 are role models for anyone who wants to expand their
business domestically or internationally," says Ian Portsmouth, editor of
PROFIT. "All entrepreneurs can take great lessons from the product
development, human resources and marketing practices of Canada's
Fastest-Growing Companies."PROFIT 100 top 5 performers:
    Rank     Company/Industry                    Location         2002-07 (%)
    1.       Kids & Company Ltd.
             Child care for corporate employees  Markham, Ont.        12,639
    2.       Komunik Corporation Inc.
             Customized printing and
             relationship marketing services     Montreal             10,579
    3.       Kaboose Inc.
             Websites for parents                Toronto               6,440
    4.       RuggedCom Inc.
             Networking equipment for harsh
             environments                        Woodbridge, Ont.      5,115
    5.       ICI Artificial Lift Inc.
             Oil and gas production equipment    Lloydminster, Alta.   4,843
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------For the full ranking and breakdown of the PROFIT 100, visit

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    PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent publication
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for generating positive economic and social change. Published six times a year
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