Quiz Question: Financial Services in Inc 5000

Inc. magazine has out its 2008 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. How many of the companies on the list last year were in financial services? How many this year?

You ready for the answer? The answer is there was 75 such companies on the Inc. fastest-growing list last year, but 99 this year.

Howzat, you wonder aloud? How can it be that there are more fast-growing private financial services companies in the U.S. this year than last year? An excellent question, and one to which I do not have the answer.