Great entrepreneurs are defined by their resilience.

In both good times and challenging ones, you're bound to face obstacles. Success in the face of adversity is your fuel to keep pushing higher. That's why, now more than ever, it's important to showcase your strength and perseverance by applying for this year's Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America. Submit your application today.

Claiming a spot on the list is a huge accomplishment for any growing business, especially now. Many of the list's prestigious alumni--Microsoft, Under Armour, and Chobani, to name just a few--have also thrived under challenging economic conditions to become household names. In short: It's nationally recognized validation of your hard work, dedication, and yes, resilience.

The honor earns you the opportunity to access a powerful networking group and problem-solving community of your fellow honorees and high-profile alumni. It can also open the door to increased media exposure, both locally and nationally.

The list, which ranks the 5,000 companies by their three-year revenue growth rates, is open to businesses of all sizes and functions. To qualify, your company must be independently owned, privately held, and based in the U.S. It also must meet minimum revenue thresholds of $100,000 in 2016 and $2 million in 2019.

America's entrepreneurs are 5000 Strong--and that includes you. The deadline to apply is May 22.