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Inc. magazine names Firespring one of Top Small Business Workplaces

Lincoln May 24, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Inc. magazine recognized Firespring as one of its 50 most desirable workplaces. Screenshot from Inc.com.

Lincoln-based Firespring was recently named to Inc. magazine’s Top Small Company Workplaces, a list that celebrates 50 of the best small and mid-sized business work environments across the country. The list is compiled annually in conjunction with Winning Workplaces, a nonprofit organization dedicated to small business development.

Firespring was chosen for the honor from a pool of more than 350 applicants. A national panel of leadership experts judged applications and finalists before identifying the winners.

Firespring, which provides web and marketing services for small businesses, nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs, earned high marks in the Inc. story for a commitment to letting employees' personalities shine. The write-up highlighted Firespring's "culture club" and an annual mini golf tournament on a course built by employees.

Office Olympics, shown above, are among the activities that helped Firespring earn recognition as one of Inc.'s Top Small Company Workplaces. Photo from Firespring on Facebook.

"Our working culture has always been highly important to Firespring, so this is a particularly rewarding honor for us," Firespring CEO Jay Wilkinson said in a press release. "We operate by the philosophy that you might as well work somewhere you want to be. Apparently, Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces agree with that sentiment."

Along with the 49 other companies recognized, Firespring is now entered in a contest to determine the most popular company among the Top Small Company Workplaces. The winner will be determined based on which company receives the most "likes."

To vote for Firespring or see Inc.'s complete list, see the story, "2011 Top Small Company Workplaces."

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Congratulations to Jay and the entire Firespring Team! Thanks for being a great role models for the rest of us entrepreneurs in the Silicon Prairie!

May 24, 2011 at 07:24 PM

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