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Recession Not Standing in the Way of Weight-Loss and Smoking-Cessation CoachMark Patrick Media Applies for Inclusion in Inc. 500's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America List.

Mark Patrick Media, a leader in weight-loss and smoking-cessation programs, has submitted an application to "Inc. 500" for inclusion in its annual 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list. The company’s record-setting growth rate of over 436 percent in the past four years outpaces the U.S.'s GDP growth over the same time period by a 4,600 percent margin.

Barnegat, NJ (PRWeb) February 9, 2010 – While the U.S. celebrates a meager 2009 fourth-quarter growth rate of 5.7 percent in gross domestic product, Mark Patrick Media is enjoying a four-year success level that exceeds that figure 76 times over. Based on its 2006–2009 growth of 436 percent, the company has applied for inclusion in the Inc. 500/5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list.

According to a January 29, 2010 Market Watch report, the U.S. GDP grew 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009. While that figure might look promising, it’s actually the fastest growth the nation has faced in over six years. What’s more, economists predict that such a pace of growth is "highly unlikely to continue" in 2010. In fact, the CIA World Factbook estimates that the real growth rate of the GDP from 2006 to 2009 was a mere 9.5 percent overall.

During that same timeframe, Mark Patrick Media managed to achieve growth in excess of 436 percent, or 46 times what the U.S. eked out. What’s led to the company’s staggering success? Founded by a 14-year veteran of the self-help industry, Mark Patrick Media specializes in weight-loss and smoking-cessation programs and seminars. The company offers both live seminars nationally through and coaching/audio programs online at

Even in the midst of a recession like the one the U.S. is currently experiencing, individuals still need to lose weight and stop smoking. In fact, scientific studies reveal that major stressors, like losing one’s job and worrying about money, lead smokers and overeaters to lean on their dependencies even more. For well over a decade, Mark Patrick has been helping them break such addictions. His satisfied clients are evidence of the company’s fastest-growing status. Connie E. of Millersburg, Pa., attended one of Mark Patrick’s stop smoking seminars. She had this to say of the experience, " I smoked for 42 years ... and haven’t touched a cigarette since." Carla L. of Mount Joy, Pa., who sat in on one of Patrick’s weight-loss seminars, had similar words of praise for the results she achieved: "[I] could not lose weight before - this is the only program that worked for me. I lost 45 pounds in four months."

"As America seeks more affordable solutions to weight and stop smoking it has allowed our company to grow incredibly fast by focusing on results for our clients," explains Patrick of his company’s ease in achieving "Inc." magazine’s business requirements for fastest-growing status. Those stipulations include having generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2006 and at least $2 million in 2009.

The winners, which are ranked according to percentage revenue growth over the 2006–2009 period, will be officially announced in August 2010. They will then be honored at an Inc. 500/5,000 awards ceremony to be held September 25, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

For more information on the smoking-cessation and weight-loss programs that have helped Mark Patrick Media achieve record growth in the midst of the recession, contact Mark Patrick at (609) 660-8844. To learn more about the live seminars and audio/coaching programs the company offers, visit Mark Patrick Media online at


Mark Patrick
79 South Main St. Unit 25
Barnegat, NJ 08005
(609) 660-8844