buyCalls Ranks 684 on the Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 668%

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 2013 Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- buyCalls, a marketing agency that develops multichannel, direct response advertising, today announced Inc. magazine ranked the company 684 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000. The list provides an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. 

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buyCalls is recognized for a three-year sales growth rate of 668%—more than four times the list's median growth rate of 142 percent. The company joins LivingSocial, Pandora, CDW and Oracle, among other prominent companies featured on this year's list.

"As a young, lean company of under a dozen employees, we're humbled to have been placed on this year's Inc. 500|5000 list among so many notable independent entrepreneurs," said Heather Adams, general manager for buyCalls. "Our small, but growing team has shown great stamina in driving success for both our clients and our company and we couldn't be more excited for what's on the horizon."

buyCalls was launched by David Petsolt in 2009 with two full-time employees and two large clients in the security and satellite industries. Today, the company is 11 employees strong, with clients in various industries, including home services, personal finance, merchant services, travel, education and insurance. buyCalls has also expanded its affinity relationships to allow its brand partners to give special offers to employers and large membership organizations.

"We owe our success to our team's focus and ability to act quickly when there is a new opportunity or initiative," added Adams. "Flexibility and teamwork has allowed us to seize the moment and go the extra mile for our brand clients and partners. I'm extremely proud of what we've been able to accomplish in the past four years."

buyCalls 2013 Statistics
Rank: 684
3-year growth: 668%
2012 Revenue: $4.2 million
Employees: 11
Founded: 2009
Location: Southern Pines, N.C.
Industry: Advertising and Marketing
Web site: buycalls.com

"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500|5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," said Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

The companies on this year's list report having created more than 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion. Complete results of the Inc. 500|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/5000.

About buyCalls
buyCalls, LLC provides marketing services that help advertisers reach their target consumers and monetize existing call center traffic. Acting as both a lead generator and call broker, buyCalls delivers the best possible lead to its partners. buyCalls serves clients in the home services, personal finance, merchant services, travel, education and insurance industries. For more information about buyCalls, or if you are interested in partnering with us, please call 888-603-0885 or visit www.buycalls.com.

Methodology
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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 www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. 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 www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 10–12, 2013, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. For more information about the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.

Media Contact: Heather Adams, buyCalls, 910-684-4882, hadams@buycalls.com

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