I’ve been on lists before. Some good. Some that were not so good. (I’m certain I was on Santa’s Naughty List from 1972-1985.) But this week, we learned that our little ol’ marketing and PR firm Madison+Main made it to the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America!
Patagonia, Microsoft, Intuit. All successful independent small businesses who gained their first national exposure as honorees on this prestigious list in the past. Of the 5,000, only 233 companies in Virginia made the list. Of those, 38 in Richmond – the Capital of Creativity, were recognized.
Our agency opened in 2005. Next month, we’ll have 17 years under our belt – that’s over 5,000 days in the business. We survived the lean years, the Great Recession, and COVID-19.
In January 2020, I turned over the reins of the agency to Molly Whitfield. (She often thanks me for putting her in charge 90 days before the pandemic). I have already received lots of congratulatory messages from folks who have read the news this week. I have also received some gentle ribbing from friends that have noticed that “the more time Dave is on the Tug Life, the better his company does.”
It’s true. There are two BIG reasons for our success. 1) Molly. She’s a fearless leader and tireless advocate. 2) Our team. Their years of dedication to our clients made this possible.
There are 27 million businesses in the United States and .07% made the list. Bold Brands Win. We prove it every day for our clients, and ourselves. You want in?