Cultivate Advisors, one of North America’s largest small business advisory firms, was joined on the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies by clients Valiant Capital, David French & Associates, and FedWriters.
Over the years, businesses that have worked closely with Cultivate to grow, scale, and become exit-ready have regularly appeared on the Inc. 5000. Representing a diverse cross-section of industries, clients who have been honored with the distinction include the design-build company Zenith, the real estate marketing software firm LeadPops, the real estate brokerage firm London Foster, the recruiting firm Proactive Talent, the managed telecommuting and virtual assistant services provider Prialto, and the full-service web design and digital marketing agency Comrade.
The prestigious national rankings provide a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other household name brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“We’re always honored when our hard work is recognized by making the Inc. 5000, and we couldn’t be prouder of the fact it’s our fifth consecutive year on the list,” noted Cultivate Advisor Co-founder and CEO Casey Clark. “But for us, nothing is more rewarding than seeing so many of the businesses we work with right there with us.”
Making the 2023 Inc. 5000 for their impressive 3-year growth rates are:
Valiant Capital: Growing a staggering 5,223%, the Texas-based capital advisory and lending firm found itself on the list for the second year in a row, ranking in the top 100 at #89 nationally and #7 in the financial services category.
David French & Associates: The tax, accounting, and wealth management consulting firm for serial entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders made the Inc. 5000 for the first time in their company’s history. Growing a remarkable 830%, they landed at #707 nationally and #43 in the financial services category.
FedWriters: It’s the sixth consecutive year the Fairfax, Virginia, professional writing, communication, and analysis company made the list. Working with government and commercial organizations, including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army War College, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and Naval Surface Warfare Center, FedWriters ranked #3046 with a growth rate of 170%. In past years, they found themselves at #4415 (2022), #2760 (2021), #1326 (2020), #146 (2019) and #217 (2018), including #137 (2021) in the Mid-Atlantic and #48 (2020) for the D.C. Metro area.
“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth it requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”
The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years.
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About Cultivate Advisors
Cultivate Advisors, an affiliate of Cultivate Brands, the business and financial operations advising powerhouse comprised of Cultivate Advisors, Breakwater Accounting, and Performance Platform, is one of North America’s largest small business skill development and coaching firms. Built with a team of entrepreneurial-minded advisors with firsthand experience running successful companies, Cultivate has helped thousands of owners in 160+ industries, with those working with the firm for 12+ months growing on average 43% in top-line revenue and 65% in bottom-line profit year-over-year. In 2023, Cultivate made the Inc. 5000 for the fifth year in a row and its Best Workplaces list. It was named a finalist for the Best of America Small Business Awards, and CEO Casey Clark was recognized with a Gold Stevie for Best Entrepreneur by the American Business Awards. To learn more about Cultivate Advisors, visit cultivateadvisors.com.
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