#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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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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    Support Helpline
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    Antonio Grasso
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    Michael Acton Smith
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    Jim Riley
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    Funding Circle
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    BBC Business
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    PeoplePerHour.com
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    Mike Butcher
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    Margot James MP
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    FSB
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    Paul Lancaster
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    This Is Money
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    Eze Vidra
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    Eileen Burbidge
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    Gary Turner
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    Emma Jones, MBE
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    SmallBizSatUK
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    Russ Shaw
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    Insider Magazine
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    PersonnelToday
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    2
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    Oli Barrett
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    Paul Andrews
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    1
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    Startups.co.uk
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    5
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    Mark Shaw
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    Enterprise Nation
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    1
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    Business Matters
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    1
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    Great British Entrepreneur Awards
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    Adrian Swinscoe
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    4
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    Tendayi Viki
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    Small Business
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    StartUp Britain
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    Start Up Donut
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    The FPB
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    Lara Morgan
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    Stephen Fear
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    TweetUrBiz - John
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    Prettyclipsgb
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    Kevin Basham
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    Voom Pioneers
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    Joanne Dewberry
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    9
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    LondonLovesBusiness
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    #elevenseshour
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    Bryan Adams
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    Bloggingwizard
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    Microsoftsb
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    Ameliasgrotto
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    Naomi Timperley
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    Women On Boards UK
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    4
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    Smewebuk
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    2
  50. 50
    Jane Frankland
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    20
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    Jakesboost
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    43
  52. 52
    Steve Moore
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    5
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    Mylo
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    11
  54. 54
    Karl Foxley
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    8
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    New Start Magazine
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    5
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    Jan_sargenthr
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    3
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    Fsbwomen
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    Jonw101961
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    Applesandpips
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    Business Advice
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    Rob Nunn
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    GrowthBusiness
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    Shaa Wasmund MBE
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    9
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    Will King
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    Rishi Chowdhury
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    6
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    Jacqui Thompson
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    Philip Salter
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    3
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    Bizbritain
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    SME Business Academy
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    Tide
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    4
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    Thestrategyman
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    9
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    UKStartUp
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    1
  73. 73
    Duane Jackson
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    8
  74. 74
    #ATSocial
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    3
  75. 75
    Andrea Craig
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    1
  76. 76
    Clarendonbc
    up
    8
  77. 77
    Acuity_sage
    up
    9
  78. 78
    Richard Moross
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  79. 79
    Success Resources UK
    up
    10
  80. 80
    Freelancehubuk
    up
    12
  81. 81
    Specialist Speakers
    up
    7
  82. 82
    Wordcandy_co
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    5
  83. 83
    #UKBusinessHour
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    16
  84. 84
    Clovecoach
    up
    14
  85. 85
    UKBIZ
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    2
  86. 86
    Julie Kent
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    4
  87. 87
    The ITAM Review
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    10
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    Ukearlyhour
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  89. 89
    Natalie Andrews
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    1
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    Munasiddiqui
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  91. 91
    PNE Group
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    UKBIZ RT
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    UK Business Labs
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    Dotty Directory
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    Moorepay
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    Gareth Hardy
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    Landscape Juice
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    Beastlybeverage
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    Think B2B
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    12
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    Mazuma Accountants
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    10

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