Lucky Number 6: N2 Publishing Year After Year On The Inc 5000 List

By Sara Ballhaussen Aug 17, 2016

It is with great excitement and honor (and a Super Bowl worthy amount of high fives) that we announce that N2 has been named on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest growing private companies in the nation… again!

This year marks N2’s sixth consecutive year on the list, a distinction achieved by only three other media companies this year. In case that didn’t quite sink in… Receiving this distinction for six consecutive years is a huge honor we don’t take lightly.

This is recognition many organizations don’t have the opportunity to experience — and it’s especially rare for companies with revenues over 100 million. In fact, only 335 companies over the 100 million mark made it onto the coveted Inc. 5000 list at all. N2 Publishing is proud to share the stage with these big name players.

The reason behind the recognition

We’d be a little foolish if we thought N2 Publishing won this award. N2 is just an entity; it’s our people who actually make hard decisions, produce great work, and create an excellent product. Our sustained growth is because our people are the best at what they do, and they’ve shared their success enough so that other great people want to hop on board.

We could not be more proud of that.

Why this award matters

The Inc 5000 list recognizes the nation’s fastest growing privately owned companies. There are a couple of reasons why that recognition means so much to us:

  1. As a company, we never want to stop growing. That’s one of the beautiful things about business: if we are producing a product people love, and we have people on board who are committed to refining that product as people’s preferences change, we can continue to grow year after year after… year. It’s in our Culture Deck that we are committed to becoming better tomorrow than we are today. So much of that is about personal development, but we wouldn’t be a good business if we didn’t push ourselves to continue to grow our success.

  2. It’s hard to put into words how proud we are of our status as a private company. We’ve been in operation for 12 years, and we’re debt free. We don’t make decisions based on financial obligations, but instead we act based on what’s best for our team. We’ve obeyed a strict budget (if you haven’t heard the story about the CEO getting pens out of the trash can… you should) and made some sacrifices, but those decisions have brought us tremendous financial freedom.

  3. Six years on this prestigious list means N2 Publishing is not a quick flame success. Our growth is both noteworthy and consistent. It’s hard to make it off the ground as a startup, but it’s even harder to continue to make it. And to do more than just make it, might I add! This award honors the outstanding work our team does and will continue to do for years to come.

Giving credit where credit is due

We truly can’t say enough how grateful we are for this award. Endless high fives and bear hugs to the thousands of people living out the N2 mission all across the nation. We wouldn’t be where we are without you. 

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