LEVERAGE CEO, Jay Taylor, recently joined the Forbes Next 1000 Class of 2021. The Forbes Next 1000 list includes entrepreneurs from all over the country, and is decided by a panel of judges that include the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, Reid Hoffman, and Alex Rodriguez.
The Next 1000 is a year-round initiative that showcases ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups. This first-of-its-kind initiative celebrates bold and inspiring entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to run a business today. Candidates were evaluated based on funding, revenue, business model, and impact, as well as personal story.
“It’s humbling to be named a Forbes Next 1000 honoree, especially after reflecting on where we started. LEVERAGE began with a $500 initial investment, and generated only $60,000 in revenue its first year. We’ve since grown to become a seven figure agency without having to borrow or take on investors, by simply doing great work and taking care of our clients,” said Jay Taylor.
LEVERAGE is an award-winning strategic marketing and communications firm that builds brands and enables growth. LEVERAGE has been named one of the top 10 fastest growing companies owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus, and ranked by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a top 25 advertising agency. For more information, visit https://leveragedigitalmedia.com/.
ABOUT FORBES NEXT 1000
America is rich in small businesses. To shine a light on these entrepreneurial heroes, Forbes created the Next 1000. This year-round initiative showcases the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups in every region of the country—all with under $10 million in revenue or funding and infinite drive and hustle. For more information, visit https://www.forbes.com/next1000/.