February 2016, Volume 20, Number 1

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Turning Classroom Lessons Into Record Growth

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

A recent graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at MDC has been named one of the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Miami by Inc. Magazine.

In 2001, Patrick Barnhill, CEO of Specialist ID, founded the photo ID accessories company, which garnered $2.1 million in revenue last year and achieved a three-year growth rate of 241 percent.

“Without this program at MDC, we might have hit a plateau,” said Barnhill. “But now, I know this is just the beginning.”


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