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Crain’s Names Cultivate Brands One of Chicago’s Fastest Growing Companies

CHICAGO, June 18, 2024—Cultivate Brands, the business and financial back-office advising powerhouse, placed #34 on Crain’s Chicago Business’ Fast 50, the annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the Chicago area. Cultivate made the prestigious list for the first time due to a five-year revenue growth rate of 403%.

“It’s such a great honor to make the Fast 50 as we celebrate our 10th anniversary,” said Casey Clark, Co-Founder and CEO of Cultivate Brands. “To go from a two-person operation advising a single real estate agency out of an apartment in Lakeview to a team of 120 people, working with more than 3,000 businesses in 160+ industries throughout North America, has been a remarkable journey. Our growth is a testament to our unwavering commitment to our clients’ success.”

Over the years, Cultivate Brands has strategically expanded its scope of services to meet the evolving needs of its clients. Combining the best-in-class services of Cultivate Advisors’ one-on-one tailored business advisory with Petra Coach’s executive and leadership coaching services and Breakwater Accounting’s bookkeeping, payroll, and financial expertise, Cultivate Brands supports businesses and nonprofits of all sizes and at all levels, from owners and executives to middle management and frontline staff.

Cultivate is regularly recognized by the business community for its industry-leading services. Along with coaching many clients to be included in the Inc. 5000, Cultivate itself has made the national rankings of the fastest-growing private companies five years in a row and its Best Workplaces list. The firm has been voted Best Small Business for Coaching by the BASA Awards and won the Gold TITAN Business Award for “outstanding achievements in the professional services sector.” Clark has been named Best Entrepreneur by the BASA, TITAN, and American Business Awards

This year’s Crain’s Fast 50 generated nearly $20 billion in 2023 revenue and employed more than 11,000 local workers, showcasing their impact on Chicago’s economy. More about Crain’s and the Fast 50 can be found here.


About Cultivate Brands

Cultivate Brands is the award-winning business and financial back office advising powerhouse that combines the best-in-class services of Cultivate Advisors’ one-on-one tailored business advisory with Petra Coach’s executive and leadership coaching services and Breakwater Accounting’s bookkeeping, payroll, and financial expertise. With a team built of entrepreneurial-minded advisors with firsthand experience running successful companies, Cultivate has helped thousands of businesses and nonprofits scale, grow, and become exit-ready. 


About Crain’s Chicago Business

Crain’s Chicago Business is the top source for news, analysis and information on business in metropolitan Chicago for decision-makers in the private and public sectors. In addition to ChicagoBusiness.com, Crain’s publishes a weekly business magazine providing analysis, commentary, special reports and features. We also produce exclusive lists and rankings through Crain’s Data Center; our Crain’s Daily Gist podcast; live events; and sponsored content through Crain’s Content Studio — all with the aim of deepening readers’ understanding of local business. Like us on Facebook and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.



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