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All small businesses start with an idea, but not all have the opportunity to finance their ambitions. That’s where we come in. If you're a small business owner, we want to hear from you.
Simply Business is giving away £25,000 to one lucky entrepreneur who can impress our industry judging panel.
We’re also offering a mentoring session from Baroness Karren Brady CBE for our runner-up – invaluable advice from one of the UK’s top business experts to help grow your business further.
Small businesses are the beating heart of the UK economy, and it’s never been more important to support their success.
We want to boost a small business with a £25,000 grant because:
Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or your journey’s just starting – we’d like to hear your story. Your trials, your triumphs, and everything in between. What inspired you to go it alone?
Small businesses are built on big dreams – so what’s yours? At Simply Business, we pride ourselves on enabling big dreams, and we want our £25,000 Business Boost to make a real difference.
As an accredited B Corp, we believe that businesses should be a force for good. From improving diversity and inclusion in your field or community, to how you impact the world around you – we’re looking to hear about the ways your business contributes positively to society.
Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes. For some, it could mean cutting-edge technology. But for others, it might mean the creativity needed to turn a hobby into a business. What sets you and your business idea apart from the competition?
We’d like to understand your plan – how will you use the £25,000 to boost your business?
Competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Entrants’ businesses must not have an annual turnover exceeding £750,000 or have received over £50,000 in private funding in the past two years (this does not include government grants). See full terms and conditions.
Vice Chairman of West Ham Football Club
BBC’s The Apprentice
Co-founder of Oh So Yum
Winner of The Apprentice 2022
CEO and Founder of Y.O.U underwear
Winner of Business Boost 2022
The Micro Business Champion and Chair of Yorkshire in Business
Co-Founder of the Micro Business Alliance
Applications open! Tell us a bit about your business, and how our Business Boost would help. See what our judges are looking for above.
Remember to get your entry in before the 11 October deadline.
We’ll announce our #BusinessBoost shortlist – keep an eye out for a Simply Business email to see if you’ve made the shortlist.
We’ll announce our 2023 #BusinessBoost winner.
Since we launched Business Boost in 2020, we’ve read thousands of fantastic entries but there can only be one winner each year.
So, what does a good entry look like?
For more tips and examples of award-winning Business Boost entries, read our guide on creating an award entry.
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