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First Page Named Fastest Growing in Inc.’s 5,000 Regionals

First Page is ranked 43rd on the annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: California list, ranking of the fastest-growing California-based private companies.

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Jeanna Barrett
Jeanna Barrett

Mar 16, 2021

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: California list had an average growth rate of 535 percent — First Page grew 456% & ranked 43 out of 5,000! 

We have some exciting news to share — Inc. magazine just revealed that First Page is ranked 43rd on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: California list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing California-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the California economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

I could not have imagined five years ago when I left my career in San Francisco to start my own 100% remote inbound marketing agency, that we would ever be featured in Inc.’s 5,000 Regionals list. This was the first year First Page was eligible to enter — and hey, hey, we got it! And not even #5,000 to boot! We outranked 4,957 other companies in growth percentage. It’s a wild reality and one that I’m super proud of. But more importantly, I’m proud of the team that helped me reach this goal who kick butt daily to represent the First Page gold standard we provide to our clients, contributing to our accelerated growth.

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in California. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 535 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 40,000 people and added nearly $7 billion to the California economy. Companies based in major metro areas—Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego—brought in the highest revenue overall. Companies that made the list for California grew, on average, 535 percent between 2017 and 2019—even while the broader United States economy grew just 10 percent. That’s a result most businesses can only dream of. As an Inc. 5000 Regional honoree, we now share a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and other notable alumni.

First Page was founded in 2016 by Jeanna Barrett when she left her career in Silicon Valley to move to the Caribbean and kickstart her own agency. Since 2016, Barrett has split time between Belize and Long Beach, California while growing her company. First Page is a collective of remote marketing experts focused on data-driven growth marketing for tech & SaaS companies looking to increase revenue using SEO, content and lead generation. You can read more about the services First Page provides here.

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More about the Inc. 5000 Regionals

The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regional are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: California, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/california.

 “This list proves the power of companies in California no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

Jeanna Barrett

Jeanna is the Founder & Chief Marketing Expert for First Page, an award-winning, fully distributed marketing agency. Jeanna has a combined 17 years of inbound marketing experience at venture-backed startups, digital agencies and Fortune 500 companies, with an expertise focus on business and tech. She's been named 'Top 40 Under 40' of brand marketers and 'Best in the West' for financial technology marketing. In 2016, Jeanna left the U.S. to lay roots and build her business in Belize, and in 2021 First Page was named #43 in fastest growing private companies of Inc. 5,00 Regionals: California.

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