“I strongly believe that entrepreneurship is the best way to become independently wealthy.”
– Vickie Milazzo
Vickie Milazzo Institute Makes Inc.’s List of Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America
HOUSTON – August 28, 2007 – Inc. recognized Vickie Milazzo Institute on its first-ever list of Inc. Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. The Inc. 5000, an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list, highlights businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.
In addition to the Inc. Top 5000 recognition, the Institute ranked No. 53 among the Inc. 5000 Top 100 fastest-growing private companies in the education industry and No. 62 in the fastest-growing private companies in the Houston, Texas metro region. Based on total revenue, the Institute ranked No. 17 among the Inc. 5000 Top 100 companies in the education industry and No. 37 in the Houston, Texas metro region.
Inc. Top 10 Entrepreneur Vickie L. Milazzo, RN, MSN, JD invented the concept of nurses as healthcare consultants to the legal profession. Vickie started her company out of her one-bedroom condo in 1982 with less than $100 in her bank account.
Milazzo says, “I strongly believe that entrepreneurship is the best way to become independently wealthy.” She goes on to say, “My constant motivation is hearing from my graduates that they are earning in excess of $200,000 to $1,000,000 a year. To give entrepreneurs that level of financial success is my biggest reward.”
The Institute is the oldest and largest legal nurse consulting education company in the U.S. and has trained more than 14,000 registered nurses to be Certified Legal Nurse Consultants through nationwide seminars and home-study programs.
“The more I learn about leadership, the more I grow, the more my company grows and the more I enjoy my business,” she said. “This honor confirms my passion and the dedication of my staff for what we do.”
Vickie Milazzo is the author of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller Inside Every Woman: Using the 10 Strengths You Didn’t Know You Had to Get the Career and Life You Want Now (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., now in its seventh printing and being published in five additional languages).
The 2007 Inc. Top 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based and privately held as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.