Inc. magazine revealed that ForceBrands has been named on the 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. ForceBrands was honored to be recognized alongside industry friends and clients including SnackNation, Chef’s Cut Real Jerky, REBBL, SmartyPants Vitamins, BrightFarms, Kodiak Cakes, La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Poo~Pourri, and others.

“We are thrilled to be included for the third time on the Inc. 5000 list,” ForceBrands’ Founder and CEO Josh Wand said in a statement. “Our growth is directly attributed to the passion and dedication of our team. People have always been and will continue to be our greatest asset.”

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc.) been very competitive within their markets, but they have demonstrated impressive growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” Inc.’s Editor-in-Chief James Ledbetter said in a statement. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17-19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. Speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

Read the full press release here.

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