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WELCOME TO THE BIG DANCE
IN PRAISE—AND SUPPORT—OF FAST-GROWTH COMPANIES
ORIGIN’S ORIGIN STORY
SLOW DOWN TO GROW FAST
THE METRICS THAT MATTER MOST
TO CARRY ON MY FATHER’S LEGACY
FINDING THE RIGHT PEOPLE—AND KEEPING THEM
WHEN TRAGEDY BECOMES A FACTOR
A SECOND CHANCE AT A BETTER ME
Delivering Measurable ROI in Multiple Ways • Offloading HR responsibilities helps small and midsize business owners save money and focus on growth
Manifest Your Destiny • The day I committed to building a 100-year-old business is the day my company’s growth took flight.
How Fast-Growth Companies Refuse to Lose • The most successful businesses not only build quality into their products, but also tap their customers for help.
Solving Customers’ Toughest Cybersecurity Challenges • Praetorian’s success protecting leading innovators from a steady stream of cyberthreats has helped it land on the Inc. 5000 list eight times
He helped put the craft beer industry on the map. She’s taking it from Sugar Hill to Rocky Mount and beyond • There’s hard-earned wisdom on tap as Sam Calagione, founder of four-time Inc. 5000 company Dogfish Head Brewery, talks with Harlem Brewing Company founder Celeste Beatty on extending opportunity to new suds-men and suds-women.
Changing Lives, One Supplement at a Time • Humann is taking a Nobel Prize-winning discovery mainstream to help transform health
TRIUMPH OVER CHANGE • The Year in Spectacular Growth
PORTRAIT OF THE AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR
THE 500 • Meet the top 10 percent of this year’s Inc. 5000 class. Then head to the website to check out the full list of all 5,000 elite performers: inc.com/inc5000/2022
Transforming Behavioral Health With the Help of a CRM Platform • RethinkFirst, a leading behavioral health technology company, uses Salesforce to manage and optimize nearly every aspect of its business
BLOCKFI’S GREAT RISE– AND EVEN GREATER ESCAPE • It was the country’s fastest-growing private company— until the crypto winter blanketed the sector. Here’s how an innovative financial startup is succeeding through good, old-fashioned fundamentals.
HOW I PERSUADED MY MOM AND DAD TO LET ME RUN OUR HOME-GROWN BEVERAGE BRAND
HOW I REIMAGINED THE FARMERS’ MARKET TO DELIVER LOCAL FOOD EVERYWHERE
HOW I BUILT A HOME CARE COMPANY DURING A HEALTH CARE LABOR SHORTAGE
HOW I TURNED A FAMILY HEALTH CRISIS INTO A THRIVING BUSINESS
OFF THE CHART • A former nurse builds a health care unicorn in just four years and changes her profession forever. The pulse-quickening case history of Cherie Kloss’s SnapNurse.
HOW I GOT SWEATY AND MUDDY AND MADE NON-ALCOHOLIC BEER COOL
HOW I REIMAGINED THE WORKPLACE–AND THE WORKFORCE
HOW I TOOK A VACATION AND LAUNCHED A COMPANY
HOW I UNEARTHED A BIG OPPORTUNITY BY DIGGING INTO CONSTRUCTION BUDGETS
HOW I TOOK ON THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM TO HELP THOUSANDS GET THEIR GREEN CARDS
BATTLE PLAN • This American tech company CEO didn’t lose hope when Russia invaded Ukraine, where he had 150 employees. Instead, he joined them.
COOKIE MONSTER • A BUSINESS-MINDED MOM CREATED SAFE TREATS FOR HER DAUGHTER, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT HER NEW COMPANY WAS REALLY ABOUT INCLUSION FOR ALL
TOP HONORS • The 500 fastest-growing U.S. companies, by industry. To see the complete Inc. 5000 rankings, go to inc.com/inc5000/2022
SOLE MAN • AS CONSUMERS KISSED OFFICE ATTIRE GOODBYE, THIS CHICAGO-AREA MAVEN OF...