“I strongly believe that entrepreneurship is the best way to become rich and happy.”
– Vickie Milazzo
Vickie Milazzo Institute Makes Inc.’s List of Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America
HOUSTON, September 8, 2008 – For the second year in a row Inc. recognized Vickie Milazzo Institute on its 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. According to Inc., “taken as a whole, these companies represent the entrepreneurial engine driving the U.S. economy.”
In addition to the Inc. Top 5000 recognition, the Institute is also one of Inc.‘s Top 50 fastest-growing private companies in the education industry. Based on total revenue, the Institute ranked No. 13 among the Inc. Top 50 education companies.
Inc. Top 10 Entrepreneur Vickie L. Milazzo, RN, MSN, JD was profiled by The New York Times as pioneering the profession of legal nurse consulting. 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 rich and happy.” She goes on to say, “While money doesn’t get me out of bed in the morning, I confess once I’m awake it’s sure nice to have it. But my real motivation is hearing from my graduates that they themselves are earning in excess of $200,000 to $1,000,000 or more a year and living passionate lives. To give RNs that level of financial and personal 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 17,500 registered nurses to be Certified Legal Nurse Consultants through nationwide seminars, DVDs and CDs.
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 2008 Inc. Top 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2004 through 2007. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based and privately held, for profit and independent.