31. Automated American Payroll (AAP)
What it does: Helps businesses efficiently manage their finances and payroll through high-tech solutions and personalized customer care
Factoid: In 2013, AAP acquired Panoptic Payroll of Mount Pleasant.
Leadership: Bill Streyffler, CEO
Revenue: $2.9 million (2012)
Years in Business: 19
What it does: Sells bottled natural spring water and private label bottled water and provides offices with bottled water as well as water filtration and coffee services
Factoid: Originally named Appalachian Springs, the company has had two decades’ worth of revenue increases.
Leadership: John Murray Compton III, vice president and COO
Location: North Charleston
Revenue: $1-2.5 million
Years in Business: 23
33. Novus Architects
What it does: Provides architectural design, interior design, and design planning services for health care, senior living, hospitality, residential, commercial, and religious facilities
Factoid: In September 2014, Novus merged with Bowers, Ellis and Watson Architects P.A. of Asheville, North Carolina, to become Novus/Bowers, Ellis & Watson Architects, with 40 employees, 13 licensed architects, and consolidated revenues of $7 million.
Leadership: Tommy Smith, president
Location: Mount Pleasant
Revenue: $5.4 million (2013)
Years in Business: 23
34. SIB Fixed Cost Reduction
What it does: Helps multiple-location companies save money on their operating costs, working to recover credits and refunds for past billing errors and negotiating better rates with vendors and service providers. SIB is compensated by sharing in the savings that result.
Factoid: SIB has a 98-percent success rate finding savings for its clients, which consist of regional and national grocers; restaurant groups; hospitals; universities; retail stores; and other companies, including Walmart and two subsidiaries of Berkshire-Hathaway.
Leadership: Dan Schneider, CEO
Years in Business: 7
What it does: An alternative lending firm that uses technology to streamline the process of applying for small business loans
Factoid: Later this year, SnapCap will relocate from its King Street offices to the newly refreshed Cigar Factory. The growing team will occupy a 3,200-square-foot, fourth-floor corner suite overlooking the Cooper River.
Leadership: Hunter Stunzi and Chris Mettler, co-founders
Revenue: $1 million plus