Ajax Union wants to be the first to congratulate all of the honorees of the 2021 Inc. 5000! It’s difficult to manage the kind of growth that makes a business an Inc. 5000 company in any year, and this year’s winners managed to do so during a particularly trying economic period.
As an Inc. 5000 company ourselves, Ajax Union is uniquely positioned to be able to serve the community of the Inc. 5000 – the largest, most successful, private, growing companies in America. We know what it takes to nurture and develop fast-growing companies – because we are one.
We understand that to build and maintain a fast-growing company, you need:
- A strategy “The right strategy will save you a decade.”
- The right people in the right seats
- Alignment between sales and marketing
- Repeatable processes (and to follow them!)
- Clearly defined values – ours are Amazing Communication, Ownership Mentality, and Versatility
Yes, marketing is important – but it only works if a strong, business-first foundation is in place. Ajax Union has found success as a marketing agency because everything we do is a result of effective systems – think EOS and Scaling Up – that have allowed us to scale at the speed of an Inc. 5000 company.
We have worked for and with many Inc. 5000 companies and those companies have seen success because of our efforts. We are proud to be associated with companies that have made the list and stayed on the list – The Elephant Pants, OpDecision, and Strata Company just to name a few.
Our CEO, Joe Apfelbaum, has spent hours interviewing fellow Inc. 5000 CEOs and executives to share valuable information on having a successful, growing business – you can listen to interviews with Joe and the CEOs HERE! Joe will continue to interview CEOs so keep checking back for more content!
If you’re looking to work with a marketing agency that understands your unique challenges as one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in America, let’s have a conversation to discuss our strategy and your business goals and how we can help. Schedule a strategy session with us TODAY.
What is the Inc. 5000 List and why do you want to be on it?
In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the United States. In 2007, the Inc. 500 list expanded to the Inc. 5000 – hoping to give its readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success.
In August Inc. will publish the 2021 Inc. 5000 list on Inc.com. The September issue of Inc., profiling the top 500 of the Inc. 5000, will hit newsstands the following week.
To be considered, all companies featured on the Inc. 5000 must:
- Have generated revenue by March 31, 2017
- Have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2017
- Have generated at least $2 million in revenue in 2020
- Be privately held, for profit, based in the US, and independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company)
Getting featured on the Inc. 5000 has its perks that will bolster companies’ credibility, value, brand recognition, marketing & sales efforts, and HR initiatives like employee morale and recruiting. All companies chosen for the Inc. 5000 list benefit from:
- Dedicated Company Profile on Inc.com: Every company that makes the list will receive a dedicated company profile on Inc.com. The Inc. 5000 company profiles receive millions of impressions every year.
- Worldwide Spotlight: The elite Inc. 5000 list gives your company greater credibility with clients, investors, and the media – often leading to meaningful connections to grow your business.
- Team Recognition: This award publicly acknowledges your team’s hard work and can help recruit new employees.
The 2021 Inc. 5000 Vision Conference and other networking opportunities
The 2021 Inc 5000 Vision Conference is scheduled for this Fall with 2 days filled to the brim with content and opportunities to help buoy your business. Main Stage sessions will feature bold presentations and conversations offering new ideas, strategies, and perspectives from entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, and thought leaders. Breakout sessions will include panels and interviews, roundtable discussions, and workshops.
The conference takes place entirely online and is available to the CEOs and executives of the 2021 Inc. 5000 (general admission tickets are also available.) Live Local Celebrations will also be held exclusively for CEOs and executives in locations around the country.
Tickets are available HERE.
Attendance at these events is invaluable – many networking organizations and groups arise through the work and dedication of Inc. 5000 executives and business leaders. For example, in 2011 – the first year Ajax Union was featured on the list – Lewis Schiff and Norm Brodsky formed the Inc. 5000 Business Owners Council. The goal of the group was to meet regularly to introduce each other to new ideas, new experts, and new connections.
Our CEO, Joe Apfelbaum, was an active, involved, organizing, and vocal member of the Business Owners Council. After the group disbanded, Joe used the network he developed to lead roundtables of Inc. 5000 CEOs to welcome new members and continue to create a community of fast-growing companies to support and network with each other.
Lewis Schiff and Norm Brodsky have recently teamed up again for the Building of Giants initiative. More information for this powerful group can be found HERE.