4. Julie Haley, Edge Solutions
Julie and her husband Michael founded Edge in 2008 -- just as the overall economy started its descent. However, through smart hiring practices, hard work, adherence to core values and a Chamber of Commerce membership, Edge's sales took off. Among Julie's accomplishments, she was named 2011-2012 Small Business Person of the Year and sits on the Alpharetta, Ga., Technology Council. Recently, Julie spoke at the Woman-Owned Business Expo and Luncheon on "Connecting for Growth." In 2011, revenue hit $22 million, almost a 550 percent leap from 2009.