LEVERAGE CEO Named to the 2021 Forbes Next 1000


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://lvrg.io/.

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/.