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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000


Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000

For the Third Time, ForceBrands Appears on the Inc. 5000, With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 60 Percent

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NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 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. In its eleventh year, ForceBrands ranked No. 4923 on the list which 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.

About ForceBrands

ForceBrands is the leading recruiting firm for the consumer products industry, specializing in food, beverage, beauty, wellness, and cannabis. We offer executive search services, board of director assembly, and industry-specific job boards for junior to mid-level talent — BevForce | FoodForce | BeautyForce | HerbForce (Coming Soon). 

We are 'people for a hire purpose' and strive to transform the way consumer product professionals of all levels identify employment opportunities and employers are connected to world-class talent. Go HIRE with ForceBrands. 


Jennifer Smith

Director of Brand Marketing and Communications


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

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Media Contact: Jennifer Smith, ForceBrands, 9083701419,

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