#Business100

Who to follow to stay ahead in the world of small business

The people and brands to watch right now

Whether it’s hiring your very first employee or juicy details on the latest in funding, staying on top of small business news can be a problem – where should you start, and whose opinion matters?

Our live and dynamic leaderboard makes it easy. It uses a clever algorithm to show you the top 100 influencers in the UK’s small business scene right now, so you know who to go to for news, views and perspective on this shifting playing field.

We’ve been providing small business insurance for years, and it’s a thrill to see a few new faces on this list, alongside established players. We still recommend checking out our very own business Knowledge hub of course, to be all over things!

Stay up to date with the leaderboard on Twitter by checking out the hashtag #Business100.

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1

How does it work?

Our friends at Rise calculate the list, using social media analytics to rank you on your personal Klout score. Your score takes into account things like Twitter and Facebook influence, giving a 1‑100 rating.

2

Can I join the list?

Yes! You’ll just need to create a Rise account first, and then you’re all set to join the #Business100 list. But remember, you’ll need a great Klout score first.

3

I’ve applied, but I’m not on the list?

When Rise calculate the list, only the profiles with the highest Klout score will make the top 100. So your score might not be high enough now but keep at it, it could be in the future.

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    The_IoD
    equal
  2. 2
    Support Helpline
    equal
  3. 3
    Mike Butcher
    equal
  4. 4
    Jim Riley
    up
    1
  5. 5
    Michael Acton Smith
    down
    1
  6. 6
    Funding Circle
    equal
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    PeoplePerHour.com
    equal
  8. 8
    Rob Nunn
    new
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    Startups.co.uk
    down
    1
  10. 10
    This Is Money
    down
    1
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    FSB
    equal
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    Real_Business
    up
    2
  13. 13
    Paul Lancaster
    down
    3
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    Eileen Burbidge
    down
    1
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    SmallBizSatUK
    down
    3
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    Gary Turner
    new
  17. 17
    Small Business
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    Enterprise Nation
    down
    2
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    TweetUrBiz - John
    down
    4
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    Business Matters
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    Eze Vidra
    down
    2
  22. 22
    Great British Entrepreneur Awards
    up
    3
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    Insider Magazine
    down
    5
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    PersonnelToday
    down
    2
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    Russ Shaw
    down
    4
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    BCC
    down
    3
  27. 27
    Emma Jones, MBE
    down
    3
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    Margot James MP
    up
    5
  29. 29
    Oli Barrett
    down
    2
  30. 30
    Mark Shaw
    up
    2
  31. 31
    Jane Frankland
    down
    5
  32. 32
    Women On Boards UK
    down
    4
  33. 33
    Start Up Donut
    up
    3
  34. 34
    Bloggingwizard
    down
    4
  35. 35
    Joanne Dewberry
    new
  36. 36
    Adrian Swinscoe
    down
    7
  37. 37
    Stephen Fear
    down
    6
  38. 38
    Lara Morgan
    down
    4
  39. 39
    LondonLovesBusiness
    down
    2
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    Ameliasgrotto
    down
    5
  41. 41
    Bryan Adams
    down
    3
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    Tendayi Viki
    down
    3
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    Microsoftsb
    down
    2
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    Voom Pioneers
    down
    4
  45. 45
    Mark Asquith
    down
    2
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    Smewebuk
    down
    4
  47. 47
    Naomi Timperley
    down
    1
  48. 48
    Karl Foxley
    down
    4
  49. 49
    Michael Hayman
    up
    16
  50. 50
    Rishi Chowdhury
    equal
  51. 51
    GrowthBusiness
    down
    3
  52. 52
    Business Advice
    down
    7
  53. 53
    #elevenseshour
    down
    4
  54. 54
    Prettyclipsgb
    down
    7
  55. 55
    Bizbritain
    equal
  56. 56
    GrowthFunders
    down
    5
  57. 57
    Martin Warner
    up
    10
  58. 58
    Joelblakeobe
    down
    4
  59. 59
    This Nation
    down
    2
  60. 60
    Jan_sargenthr
    down
    4
  61. 61
    Fsbwomen
    down
    1
  62. 62
    Thestrategyman
    down
    9
  63. 63
    The Space
    down
    4
  64. 64
    New Start Magazine
    down
    6
  65. 65
    Kbacoach
    down
    13
  66. 66
    Will King
    down
    4
  67. 67
    Duane Jackson
    down
    4
  68. 68
    #UKBusinessHour
    down
    4
  69. 69
    Newrichcoach
    down
    8
  70. 70
    Shaa Wasmund MBE
    down
    4
  71. 71
    Duncan Cheatle
    down
    1
  72. 72
    Andrea Craig
    down
    4
  73. 73
    Wordcandy_co
    down
    2
  74. 74
    Ukearlyhour
    down
    5
  75. 75
    Tide
    down
    3
  76. 76
    Steve Moore
    down
    2
  77. 77
    Clovecoach
    down
    4
  78. 78
    Acuity_sage
    up
    3
  79. 79
    SME Business Academy
    down
    4
  80. 80
    UK Business Forums
    down
    3
  81. 81
    Clarendonbc
    up
    19
  82. 82
    Philip Salter
    up
    4
  83. 83
    Jakesboost
    down
    7
  84. 84
    The Wholesale Forums
    down
    6
  85. 85
    UKBIZ
    down
    6
  86. 86
    Mark Pearson
    up
    11
  87. 87
    UKBIZ RT
    down
    7
  88. 88
    Natalie Andrews
    new
  89. 89
    _jensmith
    down
    6
  90. 90
    #ATSocial
    up
    15
  91. 91
    Jacqui Thompson
    down
    6
  92. 92
    Small Business UK
    up
    23
  93. 93
    UKStartUp
    down
    3
  94. 94
    Beastlybeverage
    down
    10
  95. 95
    SmallBizAdviceWeek
    down
    13
  96. 96
    Kate Jackson
    down
    2
  97. 97
    UK Business Labs
    down
    8
  98. 98
    Freelancehubuk
    down
    7
  99. 99
    Wee Print (Jenny)
    up
    5
  100. 100
    Jack Slade
    up
    1

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