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2nd annual list recognizes 147 private companies that put purpose before profit


Debbie Sardone Consulting, LLC is proud to be named to the Inc. 2021 Best in Business list as the gold award winner in the Business Services category.  The list, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. magazine (on newsstands December 14, 2021), recognizes small-and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.

Rather than relying on quantitative criteria tied to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 49 different industries–from finance to software to engineering to fashion, and more–and in age-based and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was extremely competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits–a huge success for these honors in the list’s second year. Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at

It is truly an honor to be named to the Inc. 2021 Best in Business list.  We are equally thrilled to see our industry, as a whole, recognized. From the pandemic’s impact on all businesses to the most challenging labor market in our lifetime, it has been a uniquely challenging two years for small business owners, including those in the residential cleaning industry.  We are proud to be able to provide resources, strategies and perhaps, most importantly, hope and a sense of community to cleaning companies. We continue to be in awe of the professionals we are privileged to work with, and share in the joy that each of their success stories brings.

We certainly would not be making this announcement without each and every one of these exceptional, hard working small business owners.  Thank you!


The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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