Inc.2 min lettiLeadership
Building A Dream Team Starts At The Top
SEISMIC 900 EMPLOYEES 14 OFFICES AROUND THE GLOBE 7 TOP WORKPLACE AWARDS SINCE 2019 600+ ENTERPRISE CLIENTS ► A strong leadership team is a must-have for any company to be successful. But when the co-founders truly like each other and treat each othe
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Unconquered In The Face Of Cyber Threats
As cyber threats exponentially increase in number and complexity so does the demand for cybersecurity skills to combat these threats. Invictus International Consulting, a cybersecurity services and technology solutions company headguartered in greate
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The Merchant Of Everything
Zain Subhani Skyline Brands THREE-YEAR GROWTH 1,195.7% Zain Subhani has learned plenty of lessons from business ventures gone wrong. But that string of flops ended in 2017, when Subhani was introduced by a Chinese factory to the emerging kitchen cate
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The X-Factor: Empowered Employees and a Competitive Spirit
DYNAMIC LOGISTIX 100 EMPLOYEES 2,585% GROWTH FROM 2016 TO 2019 MOST COMMON EMPLOYEE TRAITS COMPETITIVE SPIRIT SENSE OF HUMOR It takes many factors to power a successful business—from a market gap, to a smart business model, to a top-notch product or
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N° 1 cookie Monster
Kabir Barday OneTrust THREE-YEAR GROWTH 48,337.2% “There’s a lot that goes on behind the cookie banner,” says Kabir Barday, the founder and CEO of OneTrust. He’s talking about that now-ubiquitous pop-up on websites that lets you know the site is coll
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The DNA Detective
Amanda Sozer SNA International THREE-YEAR GROWTH2,544.4% In the aftermath of 9/11, when officials needed a DNA expert to identify victims, they called Amanda Sozer. Her scientific and technological expertise has led to other work with government agen
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2020 CEO Survey
Every summer, the CEOs of the Inc. 5000 respond to an exhaustive (and, we’ve been told, exhausting) survey comprising more than 80 questions about themselves, their companies, and their views of business and the world. Those responses, over the years
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Behind The Cookie Banner
1) “We use A. I. to crawl into the network of a company and help it understand and find all the user data it has. You’d think that a company knows that already, but it’s surprisingly difficult because there are so many different departments, products
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Nice Work. A Job Well Done
Dragos has a global mission: to safeguard civilization from those trying to disrupt the industrial infrastructure we depend on every day. The expert practitioners who founded Dragos were drawn to this mission through decades of government and F500 pr
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A Storied Year
My oldest relatives were great storytellers, perhaps because they were born pre-internet, pre-TV, even pre-radio. My great-grandmother Marie was one of them. She used to tell me how she and some other turn-of-the-last-century tweens caused a commotio
Inc.2 min lettiAmerican Government
Providing Affordable, Comprehensive Health Care
Eight years ago, Brandon Wood and Brian Duly saw and seized an opportunity: The Affordable Care Act (ADA) had created a need for more innovative and affordable health care solutions, so agencies and businesses could meet the needs of families across
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Big Bet Pays Off For Science-Based Beauty Company
There’s no such thing as a sure thing, not in business and not in life. Even professional gamblers flinch at the prospect of going all-in, but Sidney Paramadilok did just that four years ago, rolling the dice and investing everything into R&D. His ga
Inc.1 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Really Vegging Out
Ray Lui and Mary McCann Sprinly THREE-YEAR GROWTH3,190.7% Sprinly’s food is plant-based, but co-founders Ray Lui and Mary McCann craft their subscription-service menu with a wide audience in mind. “We try to make meals that vegetarians and vegans wil
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Inc. Magazine
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SCOTT OMELIANUK VICE PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER RICHARD RUSSEY DIRECTOR, EDITORIAL OPERATIONS JANICE LOMBARDO EXECUTIVE EDITORS MARLI GUZZETTA, LAURA LORBER SAN FRANCISCO BUREAU CHIEF MATT HABER MANAGING EDITOR, INC.COM LINDSAY BLAKELY F
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The Invisible Woman
When the invisible woman is born and placed into her mother’s warm embrace, she doesn’t know she is invisible. At that moment, her invisibility exists only as a lingering fear in the back of her mother’s mind. Yet her mother has hopes that things wil
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The Designated Survivor
Sheila Kavanaugh TKT & Associates THREE-YEAR GROWTH 11,106.7% It seemed like a natural progression to Tierra Kavanaugh’s family. In 2006, she left her position as executive director for then-Kentucky governor Ernie Fletcher’s newly created Office of
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Pet Project
Stephen Hadley Pathway Vet Alliance THREE-YEAR GROWTH1,065.4% Covid-19 shut down many of Pathway’s grooming and boarding locations, but its specialty and ER practices, like the Scottsdale, Arizona, facility shown here, have seen more visitors this ye
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Coming Together 500 Strong
FOR MORE than 40 years, Inc. has been the trusted voice for founders and business builders, with its mission to help them take their companies to greatness. During this span, our September issues have offered powerful accounts of the hard work and pe
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PEOs: The Bounce-Back Partner Small Businesses Need
Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that were using a professional employer organization (PEO) for payroll and HR services prior to the COVID-19 pandemic were well aware of the advantages PEOs have to offer. Research conducted by the National Associa
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The Maverick
Josh Schuster Silverback Development THREE-YEAR GROWTH 2,334. 7% Manhattan is home to commercial real estate dynasties that have built generations of wealth. Thirty-six-year-old Josh Schuster does not belong to any of those. His grandfather was a wel
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The Matriarch
Outer Aisle Jeanne David THREE-YEAR GROWTH 5,006.1% Jeanne David has a simple goal—to revolutionize the bread industry. The founder and CEO of Outer Aisle, a Santa Barbara, California-based maker of cauliflower pizza crusts and sandwich thins, David
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My Greatest Hire
AARON RILEY Co-founder and CEO, CannaSafe ANTONIO FRAZIER President, CannaSafe When asked about the greatest hiring decision he’s ever made, Aaron Riley says, “Hands down, Antonio Frazier. He’s brought us to another level from a quality perspective.”
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We’ve Seen The Future
The future of work arrived out of nowhere, on the back of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Team dynamics got challenged as members dealt with illness, trauma, and crisis. We’ve all been forced to rapidly and radically adapt to new working norms. The Fer
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The HR Secret Weapon in Competing For Top Talent
In today’s post-COVID crisis business landscape, remote work is the new norm. For technology firms competing for coveted tech skills, adopting a remote work model takes geography out of the hiring equation. But it can also be challenging to ensure re
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Jump On This One
David Baron Nugget THREE-YEAR GROWTH 13,786.2% Like a lot of college students, David Baron bought a futon for his dorm room. And, like a lot of college students, he soon discovered that a futon frame is a pain to put together and makes sitting utterl
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A Serial Thriller
Imagine receiving a mysterious box in the mail one day. You open it up, and inside you find a typed letter from an investigator, a century-old playbill, and some cryptic, creepy, handwritten notes. What do you do? Sit down with some roommates or fami
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When Serendipity Strikes
“There is no such thing as an accident,” Napoleon Bonaparte once said. “Only a failure to recognize the hand of fate.” Leaving aside the emperor’s own ignominious fate (squalid exile on a remote island in the South Atlantic), any growth-focused, get-
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HR Headaches Are a Thing of The Past For This Logistics Company
Matthew Mugar co-founded Boa Logistics in 2009 with a dream of making the esteemed Inc. 5000 list. When he and his partner, Walter Lopes, first achieved their goal in 2014, they set a new one: to make the list five years in a row. “Once we hit, I re
Inc.1 min lettiMedical
A Life-or-death Pivot
Antony Kountouris BMarko Structures THREE-YEAR GROWTH 974.5% In April, when U.S. hospitals began reaching capacity because of an influx of Covid-19 patients, BMarko co-founder and CEO Antony Kountouris realized he could help. Kountouris’s Atlanta-bas
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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Founder?
In 1971, I founded a payroll-processing company—Paychex. I had only $3,000 and a credit card, and everyone told me I was making a mistake. But, by 1982, Paychex was No. 8 on the very first Inc. 500 list. We took the company public the following year,
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