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Samantha Hayes reportingIf you own your own business you may have already heard of "U- sight." The Orem-based company sells do- it- yourself software. And, it's grown so fast it's now being recognized on a national level.
Inc. 500 magazine's special November issue ranks the sales growth of privately held companies. Usight is number two in the nation.
A lot of people are interested in easy to use computer software that doesn't require programming knowledge. Brandt Anderson, 27, identified that demand and supplied it.
Brandt Anderson/uSight CEO: "It enables you to create a website that can help you start running the business online in a couple of hours."
In a world where it's essential for businesses to be online, some say the success of this product is due to the fact that you don't have to be a computer genius to use it."
Spencer Maughan/Marketing: "If you are able to quit the job you really don't like everyday, the 8 to 5 shift, and be able to come home and work when you want to work your own hours, that's why it's so successful."
It had an average annual sales growth of more than 3,000 percent and more than $27 million in revenue. That rocketed uSight to number two on Inc. 500's list of the fastest growing private companies in the nation.
In all, 16 Utah companies made the list. And Utah itself was recognized as the top entrepreneurial state in the nation per capita.
With so many small business owners, Anderson says his product will improve and expand, and so will he.
Brandt Anderson/CEO: "I personally have a lot further to go and am working on a lot of new things. I mean, I'm only 27 years old, if I stopped now it would be a shame."
This week uSight plans to integrate with Ebay-creating news deals and more customers for small businesses.