1. APPLICATION: Complete an application for the Inc. 5000 online here.
- Confirm that your company meets the Inc. 5000 2020 eligibility requirements.
- Apply early in order to be eligible for the early application benefits and to ensure that you make all editorial and publication deadlines.
- If you do not have a final figure for your 2019 revenue when you apply, you may enter an estimate and provide us with the more precise figure when you submit your verification materials.
2. REVENUE VERIFICATION: Once your company's 2019 revenue figure is final, submit revenue verification materials to confirm your 2016 and 2019 revenue figures.
- Submitting your revenue verification early will ensure accurate coverage in Inc.com or Inc. magazine. If you need an extension, please send an email to email@example.com .
- After you submit verification to support your revenue numbers, you may not withdraw from consideration for the 2020 Inc. 5000.
- If you are concerned that your final 2019 revenue figures will not be available in time, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
3. EDITORIAL: Once revenue verification materials have been submitted, our editorial team may need to contact you to ask follow-up questions, to gather additional information and to discuss your company. Please note that the Inc. editorial team reserves the right to exclude companies based on editorial discretion.
4. NOTIFICATION: In the summer of 2020, companies will be notified as to whether they made the list.
- Applicants will first be notified of their status via email
- CEOs of 2020 honoree companies will receive packets by mail informing them of their Inc. 5000 rank
5. PUBLICATION: In August we will publish the 2020 Inc. 500|5000 list on Inc.com. The September issue of Inc., profiling the top 500 of the Inc. 5000, will hit newsstands the following week.
- Inc. will publicize and distribute the list to media channels throughout the country.
6. CELEBRATION: Congratulations! Making the Inc. 5000 is a major accomplishment, and one that can be celebrated with your executives, employees, clients, and all others who helped make it possible.
- Inc. helps you celebrate with year-round regional events led by high-profile business leaders, exclusive private company research and more.
- Join us to accept your award in person along with other Inc. 5000 honorees, alumni, elite speakers, and other business leaders at the 2020 Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala!
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