LiveTrends Design Company Ranks No. 256 on the 2017 Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 1,661.8%
Apopka, FL, August 16, 2017 — Inc. magazine today ranked LiveTrends Design Group NO. 256 on its annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as GoPro, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.
LiveTrends Design Group is a design, marketing, and production company that provides unique home décor to the mass-markets in the USA and Canada. The LiveTrends brand is distributed to over 14,000 stores nationwide, and all products are designed and hand-crafted in the Orlando area. All LiveTrends products also feature living components (succulents, air plants, cacti, etc.), which are artfully combined with trend-driven, creatively designed elements to make one-of-kind pieces of living art.
LiveTrends operates like a high-end fashion company: there are five full-time designers that work on trend forecasting, product development, and consumer testing. LiveTrends designs over 150 new collections per year and employs over 120 people. Its products are currently available at Lowe’s, Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Costco, Publix, Whole Foods, Kroger, CVS, Amazon, and many other outstanding retailers in North America.
We are extremely proud and honored to be a part of this year’s Inc. 500 list,” said Bisser Georgiev, Founder and CEO of LiveTrends. “When we launched LiveTrends four years ago, we had had the bold goal of changing how living décor is created, sold, and enjoyed worldwide. We created a new way of thinking in our industry: we operate just like a fashion company, where design is at the center of everything we do. We also view LiveTrends not as a plant company, but like a high-tech startup: speed, agility, and the ability to pivot are of paramount importance. All of this, combined with the growing trend of incorporating living nature in everyday home décor, has led to our rapid growth,” said Georgiev.
The 2017 Inc. 500 list and the more expanded Inc. 5000 were unveiled online at Inc.com and the top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. According to Inc., to make the Inc. 500 list, a company had to have grown at least ten-fold over the past three years. The Inc. 5000 have generated a formidable 619,631 jobs over the past three years.
Even though LiveTrends is currently distributed at thousands of retailers and online, we hand craft every single product in the Central Florida area,” said Bisser Georgiev. “Our products reach the homes of over 300,000 consumers each month, and the key to our success is our ability to create artistic, hand-made living décor at affordable prices and mass-market quantities. We view LiveTrends as a humble, fun, locally-crafted lifestyle brand with national footprint. As a lifestyle brand, LiveTrends has the potential to expand in product categories beyond the living décor industry. Being named NO. 256 by Inc. 500 means so much to us: it shows the world that startup entrepreneurship can thrive in many other industries outside high-tech and business services,” said Georgiev.
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For more information on LiveTrends, contact:
Melanie Sylvan Sachs, Director of Marketing
Or visit: www.livdetrendsdesign.com
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