I am a real advocate of Inc. Magazine and its recognition awards. When Merrill Lynch nominated TIGERS for Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for creating our team and work culture development catalysis tools, the recognition was very humbling for us. It launched our company into a brand new category.

So, when I read the results of this new award in our news feeds, I had to share it with you.

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 500|5000

Inc. magazine today recognized Mycroft, Inc. on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most  comprehensive look at the most important segment of the  economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Mycroft joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

Who is Mycroft, Inc.?

Mycroft provides market-leading innovative products and solutions for the next generation of  security solutions.

So why is this newsworthy from a TIGERS perspective?

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past  three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299  billion.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an  interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other       criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur  innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth       companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.


The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been  founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries  or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a  number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 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 www.inc.com/500.

Copyright by TIGERS Success Series by Dianne Crampton