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Applications for the 2023 Inc. 5000 List will open in January 2023.
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    You Are America's Entrepreneurial Benchmark

    The Inc. 5000, through good times and challenging times, represents nearly 40 years of exceptional American growth stories and entrepreneurs have remained the key benchmark for entrepreneurial success. Show the world what you know: Because of your hard work and dedication, we're more resilient than ever.

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    Take Your Place At The Top

    Take your place among past honorees such as Microsoft, Under Armour, Facebook and Chobani that have gone on to become business icons. Send a signal to the world and your team that, against all odds, your hard work has paid off with the highest honor in business.

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    Benefits and Media Exposure

    Beyond recruiting, employee morale, and marketing boosts, all honorees also receive a permanent and dedicated company profile on Inc.com, as well as potential editorial coverage in Inc. Magazine. Last year, the list garnered millions of impressions on Inc.com.

Request Notification

Applications for the 2023 Inc. 5000 List will open in January 2023.

Important Dates

Extended Deadline

Submit your application by April 29

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is my company eligible?
    All of the following must be true of your company in order to qualify for the 2022 Inc. 5000. Your company must:
    1. Have generated revenue by March 31, 2018
    2. Have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2018
    3. Have generated at least $2 million in revenue in 2021
    4. Be privately held, for profit; based in the U.S., and independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company).
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  • Why should my company apply?
    1. Feature In Inc. magazine: The top 500 companies will be featured in Inc. magazine and all 5000 companies will be featured on Inc.com.
    2. Dedicated Company Profile on Inc.com: Every company that makes the list will receive a dedicated company profile on Inc.com. The Inc. 5000 company profiles receive millions of impressions ever year.
    3. Worldwide Spotlight: The elite Inc. 5000 list gives your company greater credibility with clients, investors, and the media often leading to meaningful connections to grow your business.
    4. Team Recognition: This award publicly acknowledges your team's hard work and can help you recruit new employees.
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  • What are my odds of making the list?
    The Inc. 5000 only looks at revenue for two years, 2021 and 2018. If your company made more gross revenue in 2021 then it did in 2018 than your odds of making the list are very good!
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  • What’s the application process?
    Pretty simple! You’ll fill out the application which should only take a few minutes. Then we’ll ask you to verify your 2021 and 2018 revenue figures. That’s it.
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