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Hotter Than Hot

Entrepreneur and PricewaterhouseCoopers' 12th annual Hot 100 companies are leading the pack in fast growth, big sales and smart business.

This story appears in the June 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Editor's note: To view the entire listing, plus the methodology and a stats snapshot, visit our Hot 100 page. To view our slideshow of the top 10 Hot 100 companies, click here .

Keeping employees happy is high on the list of priorities for many American businesses, and the finalists in our 12th Annual Hot 100 listing are no exception. According to our annual listing of America's fastest-growing new entrepreneurial companies, a full 43 businesses offer flextime (up from 34 companies last year), and 33 offer opportunities for telecommuting, compared to just 28 last year. Whether improvements in technology or a greater emphasis on work-life balance are the cause, fast growth for many businesses is largely due to having the best staff on hand to manage it all.

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