Pop Labs one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 100 Fastest-Growing New Companies

Houston, Texas (June 01, 2005) - Entrepreneur magazine has released its highly anticipated annual Hot 100 listing of the fastest-growing new companies in the United States. This year's listing was assembled from an initial list of fast-growing companies compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers. After posting 1500% revenue growth last year, Houston based Pop Labs was honored as the 50th fastest growing companies in the U.S.

This year's honorees cross a wide spectrum of industries from finance to cleaning services. Taking the top spot this year is Huron Consulting Group, a Chicago-based financial and operational consulting firm. 2005 marks Pop Labs 1st year on the Hot 100, but it definitely won't be its last. Founded by Gene McCubbin in 2001, Pop Labs is a national leader in search engine and interactive marketing services for small businesses. By targeting companies that require more assistance in creating, managing, and promoting their web site, Pop Labs is able to give a small-business owner the same on-line marketing advantages that a Fortune 500 company enjoys. This innovative approach is not only good for customers - it's good for business. Pop Labs has been able to achieve a total growth of 3348% over the last 3 years. McCubbin attributes the success of his company to the quality of his employees. "Everything must start with good people," he says. "I don't think there is any possible way we could have been so successful so quickly if it weren't for the quality of the people we have."

Each Hot 100 company was founded no earlier than 2000, had annual sales that exceeded $1 million in 2004, and has a founder who is actively involved in daily operations. Entrepreneur reports that the hottest industry this year is technology, with 20 of the 100 companies listed falling into this category. This year's Hot 100 companies report $1.5 billion in total sales, a substantial increase from the $795.3 million reported by the companies in 2004. This year's Hot 100 companies also raised over 10 times as much startup capital as last year's group, an increase from $62.1 million to $631.1 million.

With associated properties such as Entrepreneur.com and Entrepreneur Press, the Entrepreneur Media brand is the most widely recognized business-to-business information provider to the small- and midsize-business market.

Follow the following link to read more about Pop Labs in the Hot 100. For the complete story and listing on the Hot 100, pick up a copy of the June 2005 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, or visit them on the Web at www.entrepreneur.com/hot100. For more information or to apply for the 2006 Hot 100 list, fill out an application at www.entrepreneur.com/hot100/2006.

About Pop Labs

Pop Labs; a top search marketing & Web design agency; is among the nation's 50 fastest growing technology companies. Pop Labs delivers the search marketing industries only all encompassing marketing solution by providing clients with Web design, usability and accessibility services in addition to professional search marketing, optimization and on-line marketing management. Pop Labs goes beyond simple search marketing and submission. We focus on delivering focused traffic with predictable conversion results. Pop Labs is based in Houston, TX. For more information about Pop Labs, visit (www.poplabs.com) or call 713-243-4500.

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