I know that these articles are a dime a dozen, but wanted to make sure that I added my own two cents. Although most people focus on the Fortune 500 or publicly traded companies, I decided to focus on specific industries and point out some of the players that if they have not already, are sure to dominate the market in 2013 and beyond.

SkinPro:

SkinPro is a cosmetic company based in Florida. They were named as one of the fastest growing cosmetic companies in the world for 2012. This company is a top performer and is sure to continue to dominate the market in 2013 thanks to their product Elite Serum. Elite Serum is an eye serum manufactured by the company and is used as an anti-aging topical. It is designed to reduce dark circles and “eye bags.” It contains an ingredient called Agireline which is currently banned in China due to its strength. Sales of the company’s product are exponential as they have dominated Amazon.com’s #1 best seller list in both the overall eye category and the eye treatment category. Why this company will continue to dominate is due to their closed distribution system. They currently only ship directly from their website and to spas. That means that they are dominating the market with a small distribution channel. The possibilities for this company are endless.

Educere:

Educere is a virtual education service provider operating out of Pennsylvania. They provide a number of different services to schools, teachers, and students. There are hundreds of companies who offer such services, but Educere concentrates on the K-12 grades. What? That’s right, online education is starting to emerge as a school of choice in many states, including pilot programs in the State of Indiana and surrounding states. Educere has placed themselves in the position of capitalizing on virtual high schools while others are still focused on secondary online education. With revenues of over $2.5Million in 2012 with only 12 employees, they have shown that they can make more money with fewer people. This is definitely a sign that they will emerge as a winner when virtual grade school and high school education takes off in the United States.

Cartagz:

Cartagz is a consumer service company located in California. They provide residents of California with DMV services such as license plate renewals. They are more expensive than going to the DMV so what makes them special? They have capitalized on something that no one wants to do……go to the DMV. People are willing to pay the extra fee to go through Cartagz as they do not have to wait in long lines or deal with personnel who would rather be surfing than dealing with customers. How much are people willing to pay? Well, in 2012 they saw a revenue growth of more than 10,000% and are converting 40% of visitors on their website. I searched but could not find any website that has been able to convert 40% of their visitors and receive a 10,000% revenue growth. As long as people hate going to the DMV, Cartagz stands to rule the marketplace.

uTest:

uTest recently made the Inc. 5000 list at #16. This is fast growing company based on the work that they provide. As a service provider, they offer companies more than 60,000 freelancers who test their software applications. From desktop to mobile, they ensure that applications work as intended prior to them ever going to market. They went from revenue of a little more than $100K in 2007 to more than $8million in 2012. This is an increase of more than 8,000%. With an increase in the use of applications (more particularly mobile apps), uTest has made a killing in the marketplace and will continue to be a top performer in 2013 and beyond.