Yodle, a company that helps small businesses with marketing, recently earned Inc.com’s Hire Power Award for generating hundreds of jobs and helping to boost America’s economy. Tara Lynn Wagner filed the following Money Matters report.
his is the newly expanded New York office of Yodle a company that provides online marketing services for some 40,000 small businesses across the country.
“You can think of us as the marketing department in a box for the small business, from customer acquisition to customer retention,” said Court Cunningham, CEO of Yodle.
The growing company generated $132 million in revenue last year. It also generated hundreds of jobs.
“We were founded back in 2006 and we've seen phenomenal growth. We've grown from 10 employees back then to around 1,100 employees today,” Cunningham said.
It's a level of success that earned the company a Hire Power Award from Inc. Magazine. That's hire, as in "You're Hired!"
“It's long been known that small companies create most of the jobs in America,” Eric Schurenberg, editor of Inc.com., said. “That's actually an over simplification. It's fast growing companies, but most of them are small and they create most of the jobs in the U.S. economy so we thought those companies ought to be recognized for that particular achievement.”
The Award honors the top 100 job creators in the country and they represent a wide range of industries, IT services, financial services and the health sector.
Inc Editor Eric Schurenberg says between them, these companies have created 51,000 jobs over the past 18 months.
“It is a sign of success because you only create a job when a company is growing fast enough that you need the heads to produce more revenue,” said Schurenberg.
It should also be noted that the list only looks at U.S. jobs, good news not only for the national economy, but the local communities in which the jobs are being created and filled.
In the case of Yodle, that’s six different states. The company, which is number 11 on that list of 100 top job creators, currently has over 500 employees in Austin, Texas, close to 150 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and they're looking for more, a reality reflected in the window of their New York HR department.
“We're hiring across the board. Sales, service, product, marketing and technology, so there's almost no one, if they are smart and hardworking, there's almost no one who can't find a role here at Yodle,” said Cunningham.