Raincatcher has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020. Hitting newsstands May 12 in the May/June 2020 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.
Raincatcher, LLC helps entrepreneurs buy and sell remarkable companies. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Raincatcher guides small business owners through the business buying and selling process in order to get the maximum value for their business. They are real entrepreneurs themselves who believe small business owners and their clients are the heartbeat of America and deserve their chance at the American dream. For small to medium-sized business owners ready to sell now or in the next couple of years, Raincatcher offers industry-leading proprietary valuation resources and proven roadmaps to help them through the selling process. They have robust and integrated marketing strategies for promoting a business for sale and finding the ideal buyer.
Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists for this year’s list. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed, audited the data and then ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results. This year, 73.5 percent of surveyed employees were engaged by their work.
The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the most human elements of work. These companies are leading the way in employee recognition, performance management, and diversity. It is a different playbook from a decade ago, when too many firms used the same template: free food, open work environments, and artifacts of “fun.”
Marla DiCarlo, CEO of Raincatcher, said, “When you work with Raincatcher, you join a team of experienced national experts who will guide you through all phases of selling and buying a business. We understand for many this is a once in a lifetime event. We act as partners who guide, educate and broker in good faith in an industry where brokers are often seen in a negative light. This mindset is part of our everyday culture. We believe that together everyone achieves more. These are not just words; we genuinely believe in this statement.”
“Building a great corporate culture comes only from strong leadership,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The companies on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list are setting an example that the whole country can learn from, especially now, when company culture is more important to the workforce than ever.”
While researching the finalists, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes:
- 100 percent provide health insurance.
- 50 percent allow employees to bring pets to work.
- 62 percent take employees to offsite retreats to relax and recharge.
- 20 percent offer paid sabbaticals to reward length of service.