Don't miss your chance to save on your application for the Inc. Best in Business Awards!
We know many of you are working hard to submit your application to secure that super-early rate pricing, so we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help with your submission.
What are my chances of winning? Last year we selected almost 200 honorees, and during this more expansive third year we plan on honoring even more! If your company has made an impact in your field, your odds are pretty good.
May I enter more than one category? Yes, you may submit for as many categories as you would like! Each category is evaluated individually, increasing your odds of winning.
What do Inc. editors look for in an application? Our editors and reporters are looking for companies that have truly made a positive difference for the world.
Can I continue to edit my application? Yes! You can pay now, claim the super-early rate, and continue to make changes to your application until the final deadline, Friday, September 16.
If I still have questions, whom can I ask?Click here for additional frequently asked questions or just reply directly to this email and we'll get right back to you.
Be seen and evaluated by Inc. editors and reporters.
Gain national, local, and industry media exposure.
Winners will be featured in the Winter issue of Inc. magazine and get a dedicated company profile on Inc.com.
We’ll ask you to enter a few details about your company and to answer a few questions on the impact your company has achieved over the past year. Inc.’s editors will review every application and select multiple winners in each category.
Only privately held, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies are eligible to apply.
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