The Business Council of Fairfield County showcased four expanding entrepreneurial firms from the area Tuesday in Stamford.
The companies included Stamford-based Movable Media, Norwalk-based Fed Tax/Tax Cloud and Danbury-based ESCO Advisors and Totalhousehold.com
"We're trying to raise the profile that there are growth companies here in Fairfield County and they're hiring people, they're turning profitable and they're expanding," said Gary Breitbart, director of growth advisory services for the business council.
Breitbart works with about 24 new companies in the county through the CT Next initiative. He says these businesses have grown at least 20 percent in revenue in a year.
"I give them assistance in terms of strategy, positioning, marketing up through fundraising, hiring," said Breitbart. "Anything that I can to bring our network of referral sources to them."
Each company's growth, Breitbart says, is vital to the economy.
"For the county and the state, you're seeing tax revenues, you're seeing jobs being created and you're seeing a lot of pride," said Breitbart.
Founded in 2011, Movable Media focuses on the content side on digital marketing. Their clients include MasterCard, Intel, General Mills and other leading digital marketing agencies.
Fed Tax/Tax Cloud, founded in 2008, provides a free sales tax service for small online retailers. They help the retailers calculate, collect, file and report taxes in each locale their customers are located.
TotalHouseholds.com is a website built for homeowners looking for the best local home improvement professionals in the community. The company provides information on home improvement professionals from across the country, offering services that range from minor repairs to dream home projects.
ESCO Advisors provides energy supply companies software and consulting services to reduce costs and increase profitability. Energy supply companies offer energy as a result of the deregulated energy provider market. ESCO Advisors has already captured almost a 10% share of the market.