2nd annual list recognizes 147 private companies that put purpose before profit
AUSTIN, Texas, December 07, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZenBusiness has been named to the Inc. 2021 Best in Business list in the Medium-Large Company Size category. Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact.
The list, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. magazine (on newsstands December 14), recognizes small- and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.
"We are incredibly proud to be named to Inc.’s Best in Business Awards and to be recognized for our commitment to serving entrepreneurs," said Ross Buhrdorf, founder and CEO of ZenBusiness. "As a Public Benefit Corporation, it is in our DNA to pay it forward and hold ourselves accountable to our community of customers to be a catalyst for growth. As more and more people recognize their dreams of being their own boss, ZenBusiness is there to guide them on the journey to economic independence and provide the tools they need to launch, run, and grow a successful business."
"What began for us during the pandemic as an effort to showcase companies that were helping the community has grown into a recognition of social, environmental, and economic impact," said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. "The companies on this year’s list are changemakers with heart – and they’re pouring the best of their business into the people and communities around them."
Rather than relying on quantitative criteria tied to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 49 different industries – from finance to software to engineering to fashion, and more – and in age-based and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was extremely competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits – a huge success for these honors in the list’s second year. Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at inc.com/best-in-business.
ZenBusiness recently announced the close of a $200 million Series C funding round to continue to invest in the products that help propel customer growth and manage ongoing success, including the ZenBusiness app and embedded fintech capabilities. Since 2017, ZenBusiness has been on a mission to redefine entrepreneurism in the U.S. and empower people to live and work differently. The platform has grown more than 400% since March 2020 and now helps over 200,000 US entrepreneurs on their journey from inspiration to business formation and growth.
ZenBusiness, a Public Benefit Corporation, is the only one-stop guided platform tailored for the entrepreneur’s journey to launch, run, and grow a successful business. Empowering the new generation of entrepreneurs, ZenBusiness provides innovative tools, fintech, and world-class educational resources to support millions of small businesses on their journey to success -- all at an affordable and clear price. By giving entrepreneurs what they need -- worry-free services, frontline support, and an all-inclusive platform -- ZenBusiness makes taking the leap towards building a better life as easy as possible, allowing business owners to achieve a state of Zen. Founded in 2017, ZenBusiness is based in Austin, Texas. Visit www.ZenBusiness.com and follow @zenbusinessinc for more information.
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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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