Making the Inc. 5000 list unlocks a wealth of opportunities. What are you waiting for?
Now accepting applications for the 2023 Inc. 5000 list. Your business could be recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
The last year has put entrepreneurs through the ringer. And yet, founders have persevered, hitting new growth milestones and achieving success despite inflation, labor shortages, ongoing supply chain issues, and more. That’s true resilience.
But ask yourself: When was the last time you celebrated your company’s rapid growth?
Applying for this year’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private businesses in the nation is the perfect opportunity to do so. Inc. has celebrated fast-growing companies for nearly 40 years, and making this annual list is no small feat.
It takes just minutes to send in an application. The early-rate deadline is March 24, and the final deadline is April 21.
In case you need any more convincing, here are four reasons why you should throw your company’s name into the ring.
1. Increase your brand exposure.
Making the Inc. 5000 elevates your company to the national stage and establishes the business as a growth leader. This brings with it significant exposure to new customers, investors, and even employees. If selected, your company will also receive a profile page on the Inc. 5000 digital landing page, which is viewed by millions each year.
2. Share your story.
Entrepreneurs are known for wearing all the hats–and those who make the Inc. 5000 list often have a story or two about what it took to get there. We often tap honorees to share their experiences as speakers on event panels, as subjects in magazine features, and as sources in digital features. You and your employees may know your company’s story, but these opportunities are a great way to ensure that potential investors, customers, and partners know about it, too.
3. Benchmark your success.
Earning a spot on the list is a great highlight to include in your company’s marketing materials. But it’s also a clear measure of your company’s rise within its industry, and an easy way to set your business apart from the competition.
4. Cultivate a community of like-minded peers.
Joining the Inc. 5000 not only provides access to new resources and opportunities, but also unlocks a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Inc. 5000 honorees–who convene at the annual conference and gala–have included Microsoft, Under Armour, Facebook, and Chobani. Making the list opens a door to those leaders. Who knows, you might even find your next business partner.
So, what are you waiting for? Apply today.
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