SMU Cox Names the Top 100 Entrepreneurial Businesses in Dallas
The Cox School of Business at SMU recently held the 25th Annual SMU Cox Dallas 100 Awards Ceremony Banquet. Taking Place at the Omni Dallas Hotel, the event included an announcement of the 100 top entrepreneurial companies in Dallas this year.
At the top of the list was JM Bullion, an online precious metals retailer. The rankings were assembled by the Caruth Institute at SMU, which looks at the success of entrepreneurial companies in Dallas based on sales growth and absolute dollar growth over the past three years. The Institute’s program analyzed data from more than 300 companies. The winners reveal a significant diversity in Dallas-area businesses, ranging from home builders to consulting. JM Bullion, which advertises itself as the ‘premiere online bullion dealer in the United States”, revealed the biggest percentage increase both in sales and dollar growth between 2012 to 2014.
The Dallas 100, which was co-founded twenty five years ago by the Caruth Institute, was established to honor the fast-growing private entrepreneurial businesses in Dallas. Data for this year revealed that the top 100 companies together generated $3.6 billion in sales last year, growing at an average annual growth of 91 percent each year since 2012.
Jerry White, director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, has been part of the event since its beginnings in 1990. Of the 100 businesses named, White says: “These outstanding companies are one of the main reasons Dallas is such a dynamic city for business. In this, the silver anniversary year of the Dallas100™, it is our privilege to honor the vital contribution of these companies and the entrepreneurial spirit of their founders.”