My answer to Why do some companies not want to expand?
Answer by Ken Larson:
Limiting growth in certain specific stable niches has its advantages. The founders can retain control and still exeperience solid income without the expense of more people, space and marketing.
For instance staying within the small business size limit for certain industries allows a 10 year government contract set-aside potential for minority, veteran owned, woman-owned and HUB zone located businesses. The programs allow establishing a past performance record, a stable work force and similar traits before competing in the open market and substantially expanding to a larger enterprise.