Outstanding Growth Earns Ranking in 2011’s Top 100 by San Diego Business Journal
Due to exceptional growth in providing client services, the San Diego Business Journal named At Your Home Familycare among San Diego’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies for 2011.
The list of the region’s 100 fastest growing privately held companies is compiled annually by the San Diego Business Journal, an award-winning publication that examines the San Diego economy and offers analyses of the community’s ever-changing business and economic scene. It is based on audited and verified company financial statements over a three-year period. This is the third time At Your Home Familycare has achieved this designation.
“I applaud the San Diego Business Journal’s support for the business community, and its long-held commitment to women-owned businesses,” said Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare. “We are navigating yet another difficult year for small businesses, especially due to the challenging business climate in California. This victory is hard-won and I am especially grateful, yet it communicates a mixed message about the difficulty small business owners have due to unnecessary regulations and taxation.
“Any advantages we might have due to market demand are being offset by increases in unemployment insurance claims, increased costs, and unprecedented burdens placed on businesses by worker’s compensation insurance and the regulations surrounding it.
“We would see more robust growth among business next year if we could institute badly needed reforms which support small and medium-sized firms instead of destroying them. I encourage our legislators to immediately support tax relief for businesses on both a federal and state level by members of both political parties.
“Small businesses employ over half of all private sector employees in the United States and have generated 64 percent of new jobs over the past 15 years. To stimulate critically needed job growth, we simply must have immediate tax relief for business tax obligations, or we will see the collapse of yet another critical sector within our economy,” said Edwards-Tate.
“Though At Your Home Familycare is among the smallest of this remarkable group, I feel honored to serve our community’s seniors, disabled, and youth, helping them to remain safely in their own homes. On behalf of everyone devoted to our mission, At Your Home Familycare is grateful for our success,” added Edwards-Tate.
To qualify for Top 100 consideration, businesses must be privately held and independent. The business cannot be a division or subsidiary of another company.
About At Your Home Familycare
Established in 1984, the mission of At Your Home Familycare is to make a positive difference in the quality of life for the communities it serves, especially on behalf of senior citizens, disabled adults, and youth, by providing caring, reliable, and affordable non-medical home care. AYHF President and Founder Laurie Edwards-Tate, MS, is a native San Diegan and a pioneer in the non-medical home care aide services industry. Edwards-Tate was among the first to recognize the growing need for services allowing individuals to remain independent created by the aging baby boomer population. Now celebrating its 27th year in business, AYHF is one of San Diego County’s Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses and Top 100 Fastest Growing Businesses in San Diego, and enjoys a reputation for upholding the highest possible standards among its employees and its emphasis on customer service.
Edwards-Tate is a columnist for the Communities at Washington Times and a contributor heard nightly on “The Rick Amato Show” on KCBQ-AM 1170, San Diego.