CHICAGO, May 9, 2023 – Cultivate Advisors, one of North America’s largest small business advisory firms, has been named to Inc. magazine’s 2023 list of the Best Workplaces. The annual list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether operating in a physical or a virtual facility.
“What an incredible honor,” said Cultivate Advisors’ Co-founder and CEO Casey Clark. “While the last few years have brought significant uncertainty and rapid change to how we work, it has also significantly impacted the entrepreneurs we advise daily. Successfully meeting their demands can take a toll on our team. Their wins are ours; their losses are ours too. As such, we will continue our approach, ensuring our team members are well taken care of while connecting with our vision as their work is truly life-changing.”
According to survey results from Inc., 91% of Cultivate employees said senior leaders of the organization “value people as their most important resource,” with one noting, “I feel very well compensated, rewarded, and recognized.” And supportive was the top word given when asked how best to describe the work environment. “I love our company and our culture,” said another employee. “We are incredibly mission-oriented, working hard as a team to advance the lives of our clients, ourselves, and each other. We push ourselves to continually evolve, and everyone benefits from the company’s high achievement, high accountability, and high fun culture.”
Being named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces 2023 list comes after a year of continued rapid growth, with Cultivate making the Inc. 5000 for the fourth year in a row. In 2022 alone, the advisory firm supported more than 900 businesses, with those working with the firm for 12+ months growing an average of 43% in top-line revenue and 65% in bottom-line profit year-over-year.
“Our people strategy comes from creating a strong sense of purpose from the impact we have working 1:1 with our clients while remaining flexible and focused,” said Jeremy Round, Cultivate’s People Team Lead. “Successfully meeting their shifting needs means staying proactively ahead of those of our people. We’ve got an incredible team, and we’re excited to see just how much we can change the world.”
After collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. selected 591 honorees this year. Each company that was nominated took part in an employee survey conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, perks, fostering employee growth, and overall company culture. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine the overall score and ranking.
“Being named to Best Workplaces is an honor that only a small fraction of companies have been able to claim,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Proving to the world that you’re a magnet for talent and have a culture that keeps teams engaged, productive, and proud to come to work is a truly remarkable achievement.”
Cultivate Advisors will be featured on Inc.com and in the magazine’s May/June 2023 issue, which hits newsstands on May 16, 2023.
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 Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit QuantumWorkplace.com