Small-Sized Companies: The Best Company Cultures in 2017

Entrepreneur teamed up with CultureIQ to rank high-performance cultures at small-sized companies for our Top Company Cultures list.
Small-Sized Companies: The Best Company Cultures in 2017
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For the second year, Entrepreneur partnered with CultureIQ to find the best office cultures in . For more companies, tips and profiles, check out the rest of 2017's Top Company Cultures package.

No matter the size of your , company culture is something that can make or break its success. For startups and established businesses alike, a high-performing company culture translates into happy employees, a productive and engaging work environment, fluid communication and more. 

Entrepreneur, in partnership with CultureIQ, a culture-management software and service provider, has released its second annual Top Company Cultures list. The list recognizes businesses that have successfully instilled a high-performance culture in their workplace.

Related: Entrepreneur's 153 Best Company Cultures In America (And What You Can Learn From Them)

For our small-sized company category (companies with 25-49 employees), the industries spanned across the board -- from PR to technology and everything in between.  All 50 companies were scored in 10 core categories -- collaboration, , agility, communication, support, wellness, mission and value alignment, work environment, responsibility and performance focus -- on a scale of zero to 100.

Virtual staffing company eaHelp (now Belay) takes the cake for number-one top company culture in our small-sized company category. And following close behind is personal finance website The Penny Hoarder, based out of St. Petersberg, Fla., followed by training software company Lessonly.

Related: Learn the 4 Principles That Helped This Virtual Company Become One of the Best Cultures in America

Without further ado, we present you our small-company category for our Top Company Cultures list. 

1.
 

eaHelp (now Belay)

Cumming, Ga
CIQ Score: 99.75
2.
 

The Penny Hoarder

St. Petersburg, Fla.
CIQ Score: 99.60
3.
 

Lessonly

Indianapolis, Ind.
CIQ Score: 99.20
4.
 

Uproar PR

Orlando, Fla.
CIQ Score: 99.19
5.
 

Vanderbloemen Search Group

Houston, Tex.
CIQ Score: 98.87
6.
 

The James Agency

Scottsdale, Ariz.
CIQ Score: 98.00
7.
 

Rustic Cuff

Tulsa, Okla.
CIQ Score: 97.42
8.
 

Bateman Group

San Francisco
CIQ Score: 96.47
9.
 

Causely

Lexington, Ky.
CIQ Score: 96.30
10.
 

Applied Fitness Solutions

Ann Arbor, Mich.
CIQ Score: 96.29
11.
 

YouEarnedIt

Austin, Tex.
CIQ Score: 96.18
12.
 

Kinetic Sports Rehab

Seattle
CIQ Score: 95.79
13.
 

GetUWired

Dahlonega, Ga.
CIQ Score: 95.67
14.
 

Higher Learning Technologies

Coralville, Iowa
CIQ Score: 95.20
15.
 

SpatialKey

Denver, Colo.
CIQ Score: 95.11
16.
 

Click Rain

Sioux Falls, S.D.
CIQ Score: 95.07
17.
 

Sir Kensington's

New York
CIQ Score: 95.00
18.
 

Ervin & Smith

Omaha, Neb.
CIQ Score: 94.88
19.
 

JEBCommerce

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
CIQ Score: 94.85
20.
 

Bonanza

Seattle
CIQ Score: 94.19
21.
 

Krilogy Financial

St. Louis, Miss.
CIQ Score: 94.06
22.
 

FlexJobs

Boulder, Colo.
CIQ Score: 93.95
23.
 

QuotaFactory

Framingham, Mass.
CIQ Score: 93.82
24.
 

The Goal

Reston, Va.
CIQ Score: 93.56
25.
 

Clarke EyeCare Center

Wichita Falls, Tex.
CIQ Score: 93.36
26.
 

97th Floor

Lehi, Utah
CIQ Score: 93.27
27.
 

Kotter International

Cambridge, Mass.
CIQ Score: 92.83
28.
 

BoardEffect

Philadelphia
CIQ Score: 92.79
29.
 

A.I.M.

San Antonio
CIQ Score: 92.70
30.
 

Pocket Points

Chico, Calif.
CIQ Score: 92.69
31.
 

LifeSquire

Oklahoma City
CIQ Score: 92.67
32.
 

HouseCall

San Diego
CIQ Score: 92.59
33.
 

BestPass

Albany, N.Y.
CIQ Score: 92.33
34.
 

Regents Capital Corporation

Costa Mesa, Calif.
CIQ Score: 92.05
35.
 

ChicBlvd

San Marcos, Calif.
CIQ Score: 92.00
36.
 

Brandetize

Costa Mesa, Calif.
CIQ Score: 91.92
37.
 

Financial Finesse

El Segundo, Calif.
CIQ Score: 91.54
38.
 

AVID Technical Resources

Boston
CIQ Score: 91.51
39.
 

Grow Marketing

San Francisco
CIQ Score: 91.31
40.
 

Eyefluence

Milpitas, Calif.
CIQ Score: 91.27
41.
 

Ytel

Irvine, Calif.
CIQ Score: 91.12
42.
 

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

Dallas
CIQ Score: 91.06
43.
 

Spectrum Aeromed

Fargo, N.D.
CIQ Score: 90.83
44.
 

DayBlink Consulting

McLean, Va.
CIQ Score: 90.81
45.
 

Stride Health

San Francisco
CIQ Score: 90.26
46.
 

Systemax

Springfield, Ill.
CIQ Score: 90.24
47.
 

Acceleration Partners

Needham, Mass.
CIQ Score: 89.89
48.
 

Konnect Agency

Los Angeles
CIQ Score: 89.67
49.
 

Digital Telepathy

San Diego
CIQ Score: 89.60
49.
 

P.S. 260

New York
CIQ Score: 89.60
50.
 

Likeable Media

New York
CIQ Score: 89.46
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