Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age’s “The A-List” in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 25,000,000 today.

In 1982, we introduced the Inc. 500, which showcases the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Twenty-five years later we expanded the list to the Inc. 5000 to help readers get a deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape.

We host several Inc. Events, including the annual Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony, which celebrates the Inc. 5000 and allows honorees, alumni, and other growth-minded entrepreneurs to learn and network.

We launched Inc.com, which is replete with small business ideas, information, and inspiration, as well as practical advice from those who have done it before, in 1996.

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