It is always inspiring to look through the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America and the 2018 list is no exception. One of the most valuable, yet overlooked, part of Inc. magazines coverage of the Inc. 5000 list is the CEO quotes that are sprinkled across articles - they are full of insight for any founder and today I decided to just put them all together in a post so you see it all in one place and hopefully derive value from them and apply to your business.
Growth eats cash. You can outgrow your cash flow if you're not careful.Alan Moore, co-founder of XY Planning Network, a Bozeman, Montana-based organization of financial advisers that focuses on Generation X and Y clients. No.168 on the list.
It's easy to rush a hiring decision, but in the long run, it will hinder your scaling efforts by hiring a B-player.Jeff Knauss, co-founder of the Digital Hyve, a marketing firm in Syracuse, New York. 52 on the list.
Biggest danger in growing too fast? Culture. Culture. Culture.Debbie Madden of New York City-based tech consultancy Stride. No. 256 on the list.
We have a monthly bonus pool for those who've been with the company over one year.Michael Moran, CEO of Private Label Extensions, a hair extension company in Atlanta. No. 278 on the list.
If it forces a guy at 4 o'clock on a Friday to have to stay an extra half hour--he's not gonna do that.Brad Hollister of SwanLeap, talking about their largest first customer who slowed down their use & he had to discover why. SwanLeap is No. 1 on the list.
We offer a fun work environment with games, work parties, beer on tap, dog-friendly office, two annual events, paid maternity and paternity leave, stock options, gym, flexible hours, family friendly, bicycles in the office, Bose noise-canceling headphones for everyone, and food on site at all times.Brock Berry, of Denver-based ad tech firm Adcellerant. No. 83 on the list.
We go on a company-wide trip every year (last year we went to Tokyo, the year before we went to New Zealand).Eden Chen, co-founder of the El Segundo-based tech firm Fishermen Labs. No. 185 on the list.