Inc. 500: Gotta Love These Companies

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It has the coolest office (on a boat).

Cleveland, Ohio

No. 236
2011 Revenue: $5.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,518.1%

Plenty of Inc. 500 companies have cool office spaces. Few can say they work on the water. LeanDog, a software developer in Cleveland, has a 10,000-square-foot charter vessel sitting on Lake Erie. “When I was starting the company, I was looking for a really unique office space,” says the company’s CEO, Jon Stahl. “It was really important that we had a creative office space, so that when our customers walked in, they immediately would think outside the box.”