15 Years of Inc.com

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Best Online Business Center

Inc.com was growing fast in early 2000. It won an award from Cahners In-Stat for best online small business center in the first half 2000—well, it tied with Office.com, but beat out competitors DigitalWork.com, Entrepreneur.com, and AllBusiness.com—and another from Forbes that spring. "Not long after that is when things start falling apart," LaPointe says.