New York, NY – July 29, 2015 – SMALL BUSINESS EXPO®, the nation’s largest small business networking and learning event was named to the Inc. 5000 List of fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.

Founded by Zachary Lezberg, the Small Business Expo is ranked #1278 on the 2015 edition of the List. Getting the word earlier this week that his company had made the list, Lezberg will pick up the award at the annual Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala this October in Orlando.

“Kicking off the Small Business Expo in 2008, we saw the need and were really drawn in by these small business owners – they’ve got so much passion and drive”, said Lezberg. “We started in New York City and the event just took off. Right now we’re in 10 cities and next year 14 cities, so we’re excited about the growth. Being named to the Inc. 5000 List is an honor and fuels our momentum even more.”

To qualify for the List, now in its 34th year, companies have to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. Revenue in the initial year must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in the most recent year must have been at least $2 million.