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ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES IN UNPRECEDENTED TIMES • NEVER HAS OUR economy needed small businesses more to survive—and thrive.
IGNORING THE ENEMY
YOU MADE THE INC. 5000. NOW WHAT?
PELOTON PULLS THROUGH
PRIVACY: THE PRICE OF TRUST • In just five years, OneTrust CEO and founder Kabir Barday has grown his company into one of the world’s leading privacy management platforms—and the top-ranked company in last year’s Inc. 5000. It’s little wonder: State-sponsored hacking is on the rise, while complex privacy laws are proliferating in the U.S. and abroad. Inc. asked Barday about the future of privacy.
MY OFFICE HALFPIPE
CONTROLLING IS NOT COACHING
THE BEST PARTS DELL’S BIG BET
Logistics Automation Company Charts Its Growth Course • When commercial credit dried up in the Great Recession, logistics software firm Telesca pivoted from acquisitions to organic growth
THE POWER OF A CHICKEN SUIT AND A MOP
SERIOUS DOUGH • Junea Rocha launched Brazi Bites over a decade ago with a single snack. Since then, the better-for-you Latin-inspired foods brand has grown every year—and it’s on pace to approach $30 million in revenue in 2021. Rocha stepped down as CEO to become chief marketing officer after a private equity sale, but she and her co-founder husband, Cameron MacMullin, still own a minority stake. We caught up with Rocha to talk about what it takes to let new chefs into your startup kitchen.
PEOS SIMPLIFY THE PATH FORWARD FOR SMBS • Professional employer organizations played a pivotal role in helping many small businesses survive the pandemic and position themselves for what comes next.
GROW LIKE YOU MEAN IT • My company spent a decade-plus on the Inc. 5000. Of course, I’m proud of that. More important for your company, increasing the top line gives you better opportunities to focus on the things that matter more than money.
How a Mission-Driven Lender Leverages Resiliency and Scale to Drive Growth • Success is a process that starts with a vision and often proceeds in fits and starts
HOW TO “GOAT” IT ALONE • They say it’s lonely at the top. But here’s what they don’t say: Knowing how to go it alone is the secret to getting you there.
WHEN THE MONEY COMES CALLING... • I sold my third company in the middle of the pandemic. It went so well, I now help my buyer acquire new companies—and I have three essential tips for getting to “Sold.”
5 Strategies for Conveying Preeminence in the Marketplace • Reaching the top of your game isn’t easy, but it’s the most effective path to sales success. Here’s how to get there.
Land More Sales by Eliminating Your Prospect’s Risk • A blueprint for building meaningful business relationships and dramatically increasing sales
Roadmap to Greatness • Greatness isn’t just something for others. It needs to be your guiding principle.
SHE HAS DREAMS OF AN IPO HE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE THEM REALITY • Liz Young, founder of real estate startup Realm, talks scaling up with Robert Reffkin, founder and CEO of Compass (No. 71, 2018 Inc. 5000), the largest independent real estate brokerage in the U.S.
Technology Gives This Payments Company Its Edge • Electronic Payments unveils end-to-end payment processing platform 21 years after being founded in a dorm
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? • Leading the Inc. 5000 is a milestone but hardly the end of the road. Through acquisitions or takeovers, funding challenges or windfalls, continued growth or...