The 29 Fastest Growing Small Businesses in NYC

Small businesses are the backbone of America and New York City. A small business with a single location can make over a million dollars in annual profits. Precision, focus and a small business owner that is obsessed with the best product possible are the key ingredients to running a highly successful small business. Once a small business is successful it can begin to scale, franchise or focus on improving the single location. The small businesses on this list started less than 10 years ago, have 50 employees or less and have achieved over 100% growth in the last year. 

#29 Jet Partners

Jet Partners is a travel company based in Manhattan. They launched in 2010, currently have 8 employees and made $4.3m last year with 131% growth. Jet Partners was created by a group of Business Aviation professionals with one main goal: To provide private travel solutions at the most cost-effective rates, without sacrificing safety, service or flexibility. They do not simply provide you with access to a private aircraft; they work as your partner to determine how you can use private aviation to your greatest advantage.

Jet Partners is a technology-driven private jet charter company. With a vendor network of over 10,000 aircraft worldwide. Jet Partners has the availability to meet all your jet charter flight prerequisites. They are available to their clients 24/7 for private jet charter requests. Their team is adept at knowing which aircraft to use for any itinerary and work quickly and efficiently.

Jet Partners is the premier private jet charter and aircraft rental service specializing in empty leg charter flights.  They offer on-demand charter flights at the lowest rates in the industry. Jet Partners provides private jets, airplanes, and helicopters any place on the globe, within a few hours’ notice. 

#28 Five Blocks

Based in Manhattan and offering digital brand management for Fortune 500 companies. Five Blocks launched in 2007, they currently have 26 employees with 127% growth last year and made $2.9m in revenue. Five Blocks helps you take control of your Brand's Online Reputation. When your stakeholders search you - are they getting the right picture of your brand? Five Blocks works with Fortune 500 companies whose reputations are often worth Billions. They help protect their reputation while making sure that their online presence reflects their corporate communications and branding plan.

Your corporate website is the second impression you make to stakeholders. The first impression is the results they see when searching for your brand.Five Blocks helps create a true, digital brand identity for our clients, using our industry knowledge and cutting edge technology. Using real content on real platforms we help clients tell their audience real stories that make a powerful and lasting impact. 

#27 Digiday

Launched in 2008 and based out of Manhattan Digiday has 50 employees, had $12.2m in revenue last year with 146% growth. Digiday is a media company and community for digital media, marketing, and advertising professionals. They cover the industry with an expertise, depth, and tone you won't find anywhere else. The Digiday team strives to produce the highest quality publications, conferences, and resources. They focus on quality, not quantity, and honesty instead of spin. 

In their daily coverage, Digiday’s high-quality journalism mixes deep industry knowledge and experience with an emphasis on honesty over spin and quality over quantity. Their growing international staff of reporters covers the publishing, advertising and digital platform industries with an expertise, depth and a wry tone unparalleled in their beats. Fast Company included Digiday on its 2015 list of most innovative media companies in the world.

#26 Concierge Auctions

Building on a centuries-old method for selling the finest art and antiquities, Concierge Auctions married this tried-and-tested strategy with the latest web-based technologies to ensure a truly transparent process for all parties. Mix in their global marketing reach and they can generate worldwide interest, enthusiasm, and results.

They began services in 2008 in Manhattan and made $13m in revenue last year. They are in direct contact with over 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from 38 countries and territories and all U.S. states. The keeps things simple, efficient and sophisticated. 

Concierge Auctions serves high-net-worth individuals internationally through an accelerated solution that obtains fair market value for one-of-a-kind real estate assets by inviting qualified bidders to compete in a transparent forum. Concierge has successfully auctioned nearly $1 Billion in properties since 2008, with the typical sale ranging between $2.5M and $20M. The firm produced over $200M in sales in 2015 alone and hosts a prospective client list of over 300,000 buyers, sellers, and agents spanning 197 countries. The firm is quickly achieving success as the fastest and most efficient way to buy and sell luxury homes.

#25 Brooklyn Winery


An urban winery in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They opened in 2010 and made $4.6m last year. Their boutique urban winery is set in the heart of Williamsburg, one of the borough’s most vibrant and creative neighborhoods. Winemaker Conor McCormack produces their premium small batch wines, combining the quality of tradition with the freedom of innovation. You can tour the winery to learn about how their wines are produced, then settle into the wine bar and savor their artisanal wines while indulging in a seasonal menu. They also function as a private event venue, featuring full-service weddings with wine crafted on-site, exquisite cuisine, and the beautiful winery as a backdrop.

Brooklyn Winery is a beautifully rustic space constructed using reclaimed midcentury industrial materials from the tristate area. Inside, visitors will find a wine bar and urban wine production facility, as well as a unique backdrop for client entertaining, mixers, and team building events. 

#24 PureWow

PureWow is the women's lifestyle destination dedicated to making your life easier, more interesting and of course, beautiful. They opened in 2010 in Manhattan and made over $10m in revenue last year and they are on pace to double that in 2016. 

3-ingredient pancake recipes, game-changing eyeliner tips, and the app that helps you figure out what to wear each morning.  They cover the breadth of women's lifestyle: fashion, beauty, home, recipes, arts and culture, money, tech, food, and travel. 

PureWow has carved out a niche as the dominant "new media" property for women in the upper millennial and generation x genre.  Their witty voice injected into utility content and a unique, distinct aesthetic has allowed them to stand out from the noise on the web.  

#23 Ready Set Rocket 

Ready Set Rocket is a New York City-based digital agency committed to connecting brands and consumers through innovative multi-channel experiences. A team of expert makers who collaborate closely and effectively to solve their client’s challenges. And it doesn’t just stop there. They are relentless relationship builders, technological innovators and brand enthusiasts who continuously strive to improve and enhance their products and offerings to better serve their partners.

Their ideation & creative process is informed by data and analytics to deliver holistic value across every consumer touch point. They embrace agile marketing and constantly find ways to improve work and increase ROI. They believe in a nimble process that is adaptive and responsive to trends and real-time changes to best serve brand needs with expert technology, sophisticated creative and intelligent insights.


A lifestyle jewelry brand dedicated to creating attainable luxury with classic and contemporary designs. From engagement rings and wedding bands to colorful gemstone pendants and earrings, BERRICLE offers a wide variety of styles to suit each customer’s taste. Every piece is carefully inspected, and only those that meet BERRICLE’s discerning standards receive their “BE” imprint, a mark that assures customers their purchase is of exceptional craftsmanship.

BERRICLE’s extensive collection of Cubic Zirconia designs, including our best-selling wedding and engagement jewelry, features premium quality stones. Where other companies boast of average stones, the superb quality of BERRICLE’s CZ allows our pieces to best mirror the color, cut, clarity and brilliance of diamonds. Their website presents detailed product descriptions and clear images of all BERRICLE items, jewelry care instructions, gift wrap guides and other helpful information while eliminating the pressure, obligation or judgment common to in-store shopping.

To ensure their customers are delighted with their purchases, BERRICLE offers a 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee with full refunds, no question asked. BERRICLE welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust, exceed your expectations, and become your favorite destination for affordable elegance. They strive to offer you the highest quality of jewelry, in the most elegant styles, at the most affordable price. You have the styles you love, without breaking the bank.

#21 Revimedia

ReviMedia is an online lead generation company specialized in developing and executing direct response and performance marketing campaigns. This Lead Exchange includes a suite of highly innovate tools providing revolutionary technology in lead scoring and verification, therefore guaranteeing the maximum lead quality. ReviMedia operates in a wide range of verticals within the insurance, automotive and home security industries. 

As an integral part of LXP, their innovative team of developers has created sophisticated lead scoring and verification technology which enables their clients to fire up their performances and increase their revenue with higher lead conversions. With LXP, they provide a missing link to the online lead generation industry. They connect publishers and lead buyers and help them to empower their performances with simplified and automated online marketing. In all their operations, they are committed to quality and transparency. They are also the only sustainable online lead generation company in the industry.

#20 Dom & Tom 

Dom & Tom is an end-to-end digital product development studio focused on emerging technologies. From startups to enterprise solutions, the apps they produce for their clients support their strategic initiatives first and foremost through open collaboration, forward-thinking user experience, engaging design, and cross-platform development for both web and mobile.

Their process begins with an in-depth research & planning period, wherein they lay the foundation for each engagement. They start by asking questions to establish a baseline and to understand the problem or business goal. Then, they set the stage for creative solutions. With industry experience and proven research methodologies, they provide their clients with the insights needed to develop a clear strategy for success.

#19 Allurez

Allurez is a world famous designer & retailer of fine jewelry with a brand known for the rich & famous. Located in the heart of NYC, and committed to providing you with the largest selection of fine designer jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands, and certified loose diamonds.

Their easy return policy, free insured shipping, 100% satisfaction guarantee, and unbeatable pricing allows their customers to shop with confidence and convenience. They have even created an education center to help you make a more informed purchase. They only work with trustworthy and reputable diamond and jewelry suppliers that provide them with untreated, conflict-free, and natural diamonds of the highest quality.

#18 Spitball Advertising

Spitball was formed to ensure that the best ideas always make it to clients who would reap their potential. Their agency name represents their approach to unrestricted creative thinking that is reminiscent of childhood. What better name brings you back to the days of carefree fun and a rampant imagination. Hence at Spitball, it’s all about the ideas – that’s what they live for – regardless of what medium is necessary.

After considering the goals and target of their clients, their walls are pelted with thoughts and concepts. Those ideas that stick survive on the wall, which is usually the ones that integrate unforgettable messaging and media insight that stop people in their tracks, change their behavior or drive them to purchase. Ultimately their ideas result in awareness, sales and loyalty as they continuously measure, optimize and enhance their clients’ marketing.

#17 Kitchen Cabinet Kings

Kitchen Cabinet Kings is your number one source for discount kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets on the internet. Their large catalog features tiles, furniture, bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets, and bathroom cabinets at wholesale prices. At Kitchen Cabinet Kings, they believe that exceptional quality, outstanding value, and superior service are the keys to success. That commitment to first-class quality and service at an affordable price has made them one of the leading suppliers of assembled and ready-to-assemble cabinets on the Internet.

At Kitchen Cabinet Kings, they understand that shopping online can be intimidating. That's why they've created the easiest shopping system to buy kitchen cabinets online. To make your experience even more rewarding, they're dedicated to providing the best customer service, to assist you with any questions you may have along the way. Kitchen Cabinet Kings is more than just a great place to find discount kitchen cabinets. They're dedicated to providing the support you need to make your kitchen or bathroom remodel a success. 

#16 Motivate Design

Great customer experience doesn’t just happen. It is the result of deep and empathetic thinking, research and design. Motivate Design helps you shape your customer’s journey, through every moment of contact, product purchase, stray thought or tap on a screen. 

They go beyond exposing what users need at a feature level and use research to uncover what users need both rationally and emotionally to feel engaged, satisfied, and have an overall positive experience with your brand.

#15 Own The Room

We offer speaking training, leadership training, executive coaching and other products and services including the licensing of courses. The goal is to give you the tools to become your own speaking coach with concrete improvement. Own The Room develops world-class communicators at the leadership level and equips next-gen performers to lead. 

Not your usual public speaking training or presentation training course. Their communication skills training workshops take your presentation, public speaking and executive presence to a whole new level. The learning approach is non-traditional, highly interactive and fun. You’ll learn impactful skills you can apply instantly. Their coaches are world-class professionals and you’ll see results in minutes, not months.

#14 MobileFuse

Founded in 2010, MobileFuse is a mobile-first advertising company that leverages location-based context they call Mindset Targeting to understand and optimize to a user’s behavior in real time. Their team relies on Dashboard, an in-house cloud-based workflow platform that allows the company and its partners to operate with efficiency. Furthermore, their proprietary technologies include a mobile VAST ad server, self-serve video encoding and optimization engine.

Their culture was baked in mobile from the moment Ken and Val decided to start a company focused on mobile advertising. Today the entire team of “MFusers” are mobile advertising experts. The company is filled with energy that fuels their understanding of mobile technologies and how they relate to advertising with data. Early on they realized that mobile technologies will change rapidly, thus, their approach was to build a strong foundation that can be flexible with those shifts and integrate them quickly whether those technologies are internal or through partnerships.

#13 Indagare Travel

Indagare is a high-end travel company with online editorial content featuring staff-scouted destination reports and a boutique, in-house travel agency. Indagare Travel gives sophisticated, passionate travelers the information and tools that will enable them to discover authentic experiences and make remarkable journeys.

Indagare’s team of experts travels constantly to unearth the treasures truly worth your time. Whether members are planning a two-night resort stay or a multi-stop Asia tour or an African safari, they can rely on Indagare to be their one-stop resource for flights, hotels, and excursions.

Indagare members have access to hundreds of destination reports containing the best, most relevant travel recommendations for researching a trip and mapping out a great itinerary. Members often receive special amenities and rates, thanks to their partner hotel offers not available to the public. Most members find that the savings accrued through perks and upgrades in their first booking easily equal or surpass the cost of a membership.

#12 United Capital Source

They provide you with the cash you need to operate your business. Moreover, they provide it quickly. Their goal is to eliminate the difficulties encountered at traditional lenders. United Capital Source launched in 2011 in Manhattan and made $3.9m in revenue last year, growing 450% over the last three years. 

Running a business often results in cash flow shortages between receiving customer payments and paying vendors. They cut out 3rd parties and streamline the small business financing, providing fast and easy small business funding options at competitive interest rates.

Their finance team works with hundreds of industries and invest their time to diligently understand client businesses. They can structure a term loan or business credit line with weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly payback options. This flexibility in both lending and repayment helps their clients focus on maximizing sales and profitability whilst avoiding lost opportunities due to insufficient access to short term finance needs.

#11 InspiriaMedia Group

InspiriaMedia Group is a New York-based strategic media buying & inbound marketing firm simplifying marketing for clients and agencies throughout the Unites States. They align revenue and visibility goals of each client with their extensive suite of solutions in both traditional and new media. They wrap it all up nicely in a package including cutting edge marketing technology to accomplish specific strategic objectives and provide visibility to campaign performance metrics throughout the process.

InspiriaMedia Group's outdoor media buying services aid client campaigns through strategic advertising placements at competitive locations. These advertising opportunities include ad placements within transit, billboards, malls, airports and much more.

They confidently manage all of the necessary details and research that goes into an outdoor advertising campaign. InspiriaMedia Group also has an existing network with vendors that help secure extremely competitive media placements at low rates. 

#10 Full Circle 

It’s a simple reality: our product choices are limited to what we can find on store shelves. And more often than not, products that are the most accessible aren’t always the most eco-friendly. Or good looking. That’s just the way it’s been for ages.

But the game has changed—with Full Circle’s line of stylish, functional products made from sustainable and renewable resources. Scrub brushes with sleek, bamboo handles and sponges made from cellulose, a plant-based fiber. They have even made pot scrubbers that fully biodegrade. (As you can see, they’re really into this stuff.)

Full Circle’s four founders teamed up to create the first line of products that are as stylish as they are sensible, reducing unnecessary waste while elevating design. What started as a better way to think about products turned into a new way of creating healthier options that inspire smarter choices. Sustainability is great, design is vital, functionality is essential, but when all three come together, that’s when things start to get really interesting. It’s not just about creating products that go back to the source and have longer life cycles: they believe in helping folks find a more conscientious routine that’s as complete as their namesake.

#9 Yashi 

Yashi is an award-winning privately held location focused video advertising platform. The company’s platform analyzes tens of billions of video ads in real-time on a monthly basis across thousands of websites. 

Yashi is a pioneer in the online video advertising industry, and they pride themselves on helping businesses achieve their digital advertising goals, driving incredible results for their advertising, publishing, and agency partners. Yashi takes the best aspects of television – sight, sound, and motion – and adds the interactivity, intuition, and viewability metrics of the Internet. They partnered with thousands of companies ranging from online and mobile publishers, to advertisers and agencies. Yashi continues to grow at an unprecedented pace with 620% growth over the last 3 years and over $25m in revenue.

#8 Food52

In 2009 in NYC, Food52 set out to bring cooks together from all over to exchange recipes and ideas and to support each other in the kitchen. They wanted to create a buzzing place for people to talk about food. Together they create cookbooks, take on food projects, help others with their real-time food Q&A—the Food52 Hotline —and support local food producers. Since they started Food52, millions of cooks and eaters have found their way to the site. Resulting in almost 900% growth over the last few years and $6.2m in revenue last year. 

They believe that if you want to eat better, and you want to help change our food system, you need to cook. Maybe not all the time, but some. You don't have to eat local foods every day; you don't have to shop at the farmers market every week. But it's good to try. They're not extremists in a cult of purity, slow-foods, or vegans. They're realists who believe in applying the best aspects of those food movements to our everyday lives.

Food52 is about spending time in the kitchen, and they believe that memorable cooking doesn't have to be complicated or precious. It's about discovering that frying an egg in olive oil over high heat gives the white a great crackly texture, that slashing the legs of a chicken before roasting allows the dark and white meat to cook evenly, that maple syrup adds not only sweetness but depth, to an otherwise ho-hum vinaigrette.

Over the past decade, research has shown that children from families who eat together do better in school, that eating "whole" foods are healthier, that eating sustainably will save the environment. But no one has pointed out that the only way to achieve this in a comprehensive, lasting way is for people to cook.

#7 MyJobHelper is one of the fastest growing job sites in the world. Launched in 2013, has attracted over 12,000,000 job seekers and tens of thousands of employers have been featured on their site.

They keep their site and processes simple, because finding a job should be as easy as possible. A provider of a full array of job seeking and advice services. At the heart of their success and their future is innovation: they are changing the way people think about work, and they're helping them actively improve their lives and their workforce performance with new technology, tools, and practices. 

#6 FranchiseHelp

FranchiseHelp is the best online source for learning everything you need to know about franchising, from how to choose the right franchise, to how to finance the new business, to how to make your franchise a success from day one. The leading resource for information on franchise opportunities and has helped thousands of people go into business for themselves. Through the company's staff and directory of thousands of franchise and business opportunities, FranchiseHelp is changing how people escape the cubicle life to start their own business. The company was recently named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the most useful sites for entrepreneurs.

#5 Runa

Runa supports sustainable livelihoods in the Amazon through brewing beverages from guayusa, a super-leaf packed with caffeine and antioxidants.  Runa was founded in 2009, days after the founders graduated from college. Their story begins several years earlier, when Tyler was living with the Kichwa people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It was then he was introduced to guayusa – a naturally caffeinated tree leaf brewed like tea, consumed early in the morning to help interpret dreams and late at night to provide energy and clarity while hunting in the jungle. He loved the earthy flavor, smooth taste, and energy boost he got from the leaf.

Living and working in Latin and South America, they both saw how unsustainable activities like logging were enticing ways for people living in the rainforest to pay for education and medicine. They also saw how development projects implemented by NGOs often floundered because they lacked buy-in from local stakeholders.

Upon returning to college they teamed up to write the business plan for Runa. After graduating from school they moved to Ecuador to begin working with local Kichwa communities to build a guayusa supply chain.

Together with these communities they envisioned a business that could share energizing, rich-tasting guayusa with the world – a business that would respect cultural traditions, support small farmers, and maintain the integrity of the Amazon rainforest. Runa now buys guayusa leaves from over 2,300 farming families. Those leaves are processed in a plant in Ecuador and then shipped to the U.S. where they are shared with a growing number of people. 

Runa is proving that businesses in the Amazon can be good for the environment and the preservation of traditional cultural practices while supporting producers and connecting them to consumers around the world.

#4 180 South

180 South Group is a creative management agency representing the world's premier artists and brands. The company was founded by former music executives with high profile brand experience and unparalleled access to talent and opportunities. Due to this, they are positioned to offer their clients unique and insightful perspectives while engaging and inspiring fans in ways never before seen.

#3 Andy & Evan

Andy & Evan left corporate America in 2009 with the mission of building an apparel company that was both product and customer-service driven. The pair started out by travelling the globe to source the finest fabrics and learn the secrets of crafting high quality clothing. 

Today, Andy & Evan is carried at high end retailers across the globe, and has become synonymous with high-quality clothing for children that's both fashionable & wearable; combining just the right blend of traditional and whimsical. Fit, detail, style, and construction are paramount in every item created. 

#2 Knot Standard

Founded in 2010 by John Ballay and Matt Mueller, Knot Standard combines a unique high tech approach to old world tailoring. Customer measurements are digitized and a 3D image of their precise measurements created to ensure a perfect fit every time. After an order is placed, our highly skilled tailors use lasers to cut each piece straight from the cloth in true bespoke fashion. The 4-6 week process ensures precision and consistency and allows each handmade piece to be precisely fitted for each individual customer.

#1 GoPole 

GoPole is the original GoPro accessory brand, offering users versatile new ways to use their GoPro cameras. Founded in 2010 in Pompton Plains New Jersey, GoPole has grown over 7500% in the last 3 years and made $9.5M last year with a half dozen employees. 

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