CHICAGO, May 18, 2023 – Casey Clark, CEO and Co-founder of Cultivate Advisors, has been honored with the 2023 Gold Stevie Award for Best Entrepreneur in the Business & Professional Services category by the American Business Awards. The judges recognized Clark for overseeing Cultivate’s “explosive” growth, along with his “commitment to supporting his fellow entrepreneurs” and “creating a positive company culture for his employees.”
“What an honor this is for all the entrepreneurs that make up the Cultivate team and all the entrepreneurs we work with daily to help them scale and grow their businesses,” said Clark. “We’ve always believed their success is ours and vice versa. That’s why this award is a win for not only me but for the entire Cultivate community.
Cultivate Advisors is one of North America’s largest small business advising firms. In ten years under Clark’s leadership, he and his team have helped thousands of companies in 160 industries grow and scale. Clients that work with Cultivate for 12 months or more see an average growth rate of 43% in top-line revenue and 65% in bottom-line profit year-over-year. Many clients have made the Inc. 5000, an honor awarded to Cultivate four years in a row with 3-year growth rates of 185% (2022), 338% (2021), 610% (2020), and 1,558% (2019). Just recently, the company was named to Inc. magazine’s 2023 list of Best Workplaces.
“Casey Clark and his team at Cultivate Advisors have achieved remarkable success,” said one judge. Another noted that Cultivate stood out to them from the competition due to their “stunning” growth rates and “impressive” impact through coaching. A third judge cited the importance of advisory firms like Cultivate. “It’s essential that businesses, particularly startups, have the best chance of not only surviving but thriving. The work this company is doing is playing a major part in this.”
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Thought Leader of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.
“It is very gratifying for us to be able to recognize the achievements of such a wide variety of organizations, teams, and individuals in the 21st ABAs, and we look forward to bringing them together in New York on June 13 to celebrate with them,” said Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2023 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About Cultivate Advisors
Cultivate Advisors is one of the largest small business advising firms in North America and has been named to the Inc. 5000, the list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., four years in a row. With a team built of entrepreneurial-minded advisors with firsthand experience running successful companies, Cultivate has helped thousands of business owners in 160+ industries grow through core business skill development and coaching. To learn more about Cultivate Advisors, visit cultivateadvisors.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.