In a year when businesses of every size and description in all sectors were forced to adapt to unprecedented global upheaval, these 10 companies offered innovations that helped enterprises not only to survive but to thrive. ABC member Rubicon was recognized for improving small business waste management through data analytics. Rubicon works with a network of more than 7,000 vendor and hauler partners, 90 percent of them small, independent businesses. RubiconPro is a platform that includes an iPhone app, providing commercial hauler’s with hands-free route management, and a dashboard to track vehicle status. The system helped Starbucks recycle 161 tons of metal last year. Another product, Rubicon SmartCity, is used in more than 1,100 municipal vehicles to manage services (including waste and recycling trucks, street sweepers, and snowplows) more efficiently. It has been rolled out in more than 55 cities across the United States, including Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Santa Fe. More >>