Inc. magazine revealed that Multilingual Connections, a global language solutions company based in the Chicago area, has earned its place on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. With a strong three-year sales growth of 59%, this marks Multilingual Connections’ first year on the Inc. 5000. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“We’re excited and honored to have been named to the Inc. 5000 list,” said Multilingual Connections’ Founder & CEO, Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop. “We’ve got a talented and passionate global team that fully embraces our core values of relationships, trust, flexibility, growth and driving change. We love what we do, and we love partnering with clients to help them achieve their business goals. This honor validates our hard work, and I couldn’t be more proud of our team.”
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. “The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” noted Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
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/inc5000.
About Multilingual Connections
Multilingual Connections is a Chicago-area global language solutions company that helps clients understand, engage and grow their multilingual audiences – whether throughout the world or in their own backyard – in over 75 languages. Since 2005, Multilingual Connections has provided linguistically and culturally relevant translations of documents, websites and apps, transcreation of marketing content, transcription of interviews and focus groups, and localization of multimedia for video and eLearning. Clients include Google, Intel, Major League Baseball Players Association, Task Rabbit, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Yale, Pew Research, Radio Flyer and the State of Illinois. Proudly certified woman-owned business (WBENC, WOSB). Additional information about Multilingual Connections can be found at https://multilingualconnections.com.
About the Inc. 5000
The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 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 https://www.inc.com/inc5000.
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