Elite Business Strategies Ranks No. 5 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Southeast Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 Regionals Southeast list had an average growth rate of 673 percent.

Tallahassee, Florida, March 7, 2023 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Elite Business Strategies (EBS) is No. 5 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Southeast list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Southeast private companies, based in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Southeast economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses.

“Wow, I can’t believe we made the 2023 Inc. 5000 Regionals List! Most businesses share commonalities in our quest to launch, maintain and grow. As a business owner, achieving sustainability, let alone growth, can feel daunting. Receiving the rank of 5 is a testament to the deliberate and dedicated work performed by the Elite team for our clients and customers over the past 12 years, “says Princess Ousley, President and CEO of Elite Business Strategies LLC. “We are honored to be among the other exceptional private companies on the Inc. Magazine’s List of the Southeast Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.”

The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Southeast region. Between 2019 and 2022, these 200 private companies had an average growth rate of 673 percent and, in 2022 alone, they added 25,844 jobs and nearly $7 billion to the Southeast region’s economy. Companies based in the Miami, Florida, Fairhope, Alabama and Covington, Louisiana areas had the highest growth rate overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Southeast, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at

“This year’s Inc. 5000 Regional winners represent one of the most exceptional and exciting lists of America’s off-the-charts growth companies. They’re disrupters and job creators, and all delivered an outsize impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. magazine.

About Elite Business Strategies, LLC. (EBS)

EBS is a minority woman-owned and operated professional services consulting firm established in 2011. Certified as an SBA 8(a), M/WBE firm. EBS specializes in the organization and management of the consequences, resources, and responsibilities of dealing with all aspects of emergencies that affect the people in a given community. The aim is to prepare for, respond to, recover from and reduce the harmful effects and consequences of all emergencies through the combined strength of our multiple divisions. Awards and recognition include Office of Economic Vitality – 2020 Minority Business Enterprise of the Year, 2020 U.S. Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year – Region 4, and #196, 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List. For more information, visit us at


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More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals


The 2023 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2019 and 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.


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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent.


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