Not necessarily. We look at the overall three-year growth rate from 2019 through 2022 compared with that of the other Inc. 5000 applicants. Among last year's 2022 Inc. 5000 honorees, year-to-year declines were acceptable and common. We will be comparing only your 2019 and 2022 numbers, using our definition of revenue (line 1c on your tax returns).
However, your company must be reporting higher revenue numbers in 2022 than in 2019 to be considered. Companies that show lower revenue in 2022 than in 2019 will produce a negative growth rate and will be automatically disqualified.
Read more about how we calculate your growth rate here.
The early-rate fee to apply is $245 until March 24, 2023.
The regular-rate fee to apply is $345 from March 25 until the final deadline date of April 21, 2023.
The final deadline to submit your Revenue Verification Materials is May 5, 2023.