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Hard Dollar Corporation

August 24, 2012 11:18 ET

Hard Dollar Receives Inc. 500|5000 Honor for the Second Time; Company Named One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2012) - Hard Dollar, the creator of project cost management software for capital projects, has once again made the prestigious list of companies recognized as the fastest-growing in the nation by Inc. This is Hard Dollar's second time making the list, and the company ranked 2,367 on the list for this year. Hard Dollar has grown more than 100 percent in the last three years, one of the key measurements by which the winning companies are selected. The company's success can be credited to strong leadership, hardworking employees, and groundbreaking software that can improve productivity on capital projects by up to 300 percent and reduce costs by 15 percent. The full list of the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 winners is available on, and will be featured in the September issue of the magazine.

"We've worked so hard to become known in our own industry. It's really amazing to also be recognized by the larger entrepreneurial space. Landing on this list twice is validation of the hard work our team puts in every day," says Doug Nicholas, CEO of Hard Dollar. "Inc. is a well-respected, forward-thinking publication and we appreciate being celebrated for our growth among this elite group of companies."

Hard Dollar is a well-suited fit for this honor, as the company believes in the entrepreneurial spirit and code of ethics that shapes its products, culture, and customer relationships. For instance, Nicholas makes company-wide wellness and giving back a priority. This year Nicholas launched a wellness campaign for his staff and their families, and offers health education and free health screenings on a weekly basis. He personally gives to charities that are important to employees, and encourages the team to give back to their community through donations and active volunteering.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion. "Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. editor, Eric Schurenberg.

The Inc. 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony will take place in October in Phoenix, Arizona, which is also Hard Dollar's hometown. The ceremony will include keynote speeches, educational breakout sections, networking opportunities, and events geared toward the companies who made it onto this year's list.

About Hard Dollar
Hard Dollar is the leader for project cost management (PCM) solutions. Founded in 1989, Hard Dollar delivers project cost management software worldwide within mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and energy industries. The software assists with cost management, estimations, and budgets throughout entire project lifecycles. Visit for more information.

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit

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