#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.

  1. 1
    The_IoD
    equal
  2. 2
    Support Helpline
    equal
  3. 3
    Antonio Grasso
    equal
  4. 4
    Michael Acton Smith
    equal
  5. 5
    Jim Riley
    equal
  6. 6
    Funding Circle
    equal
  7. 7
    BBC Business
    equal
  8. 8
    Mike Butcher
    equal
  9. 9
    PeoplePerHour.com
    equal
  10. 10
    FSB
    equal
  11. 11
    Gary Turner
    equal
  12. 12
    This Is Money
    up
    1
  13. 13
    Margot James MP
    up
    3
  14. 14
    BCC
    down
    2
  15. 15
    Eileen Burbidge
    equal
  16. 16
    Paul Lancaster
    down
    2
  17. 17
    Insider Magazine
    up
    3
  18. 18
    Eze Vidra
    up
    1
  19. 19
    PersonnelToday
    down
    2
  20. 20
    SmallBizSatUK
    up
    6
  21. 21
    Russ Shaw
    up
    8
  22. 22
    Emma Jones, MBE
    down
    4
  23. 23
    Paul Andrews
    equal
  24. 24
    Startups.co.uk
    down
    3
  25. 25
    Real_Business
    down
    3
  26. 26
    Small Business
    up
    1
  27. 27
    Oli Barrett
    down
    2
  28. 28
    Enterprise Nation
    down
    4
  29. 29
    Great British Entrepreneur Awards
    up
    8
  30. 30
    Adrian Swinscoe
    down
    2
  31. 31
    Business Matters
    equal
  32. 32
    Jane Frankland
    equal
  33. 33
    Mark Shaw
    down
    3
  34. 34
    Stephen Fear
    down
    1
  35. 35
    TweetUrBiz - John
    equal
  36. 36
    Tendayi Viki
    equal
  37. 37
    Lara Morgan
    down
    3
  38. 38
    StartUp Britain
    up
    3
  39. 39
    GrowthFunders
    up
    5
  40. 40
    LondonLovesBusiness
    down
    1
  41. 41
    Bloggingwizard
    up
    1
  42. 42
    Ameliasgrotto
    down
    4
  43. 43
    Smewebuk
    up
    2
  44. 44
    Kevin Basham
    down
    4
  45. 45
    Prettyclipsgb
    up
    15
  46. 46
    Joanne Dewberry
    down
    3
  47. 47
    Steve Moore
    equal
  48. 48
    Women On Boards UK
    down
    2
  49. 49
    Stuart Clarke
    up
    3
  50. 50
    Naomi Timperley
    equal
  51. 51
    #elevenseshour
    down
    3
  52. 52
    Voom Pioneers
    down
    3
  53. 53
    Start Up Donut
    down
    2
  54. 54
    Bryan Adams
    down
    1
  55. 55
    Jakesboost
    up
    3
  56. 56
    Fsbwomen
    down
    2
  57. 57
    Michael Hayman
    down
    1
  58. 58
    The FPB
    down
    1
  59. 59
    New Start Magazine
    up
    8
  60. 60
    Mark Asquith
    down
    1
  61. 61
    Rob Nunn
    up
    5
  62. 62
    Microsoftsb
    down
    7
  63. 63
    Jan_sargenthr
    down
    1
  64. 64
    Mylo
    down
    3
  65. 65
    Business Advice
    down
    2
  66. 66
    Karl Foxley
    down
    2
  67. 67
    Duncan Cheatle
    down
    2
  68. 68
    Jacqui Thompson
    up
    2
  69. 69
    Shaa Wasmund MBE
    down
    1
  70. 70
    UKStartUp
    down
    1
  71. 71
    Will King
    equal
  72. 72
    Jonw101961
    up
    1
  73. 73
    Tide
    down
    1
  74. 74
    Rishi Chowdhury
    up
    2
  75. 75
    UKBIZ
    down
    1
  76. 76
    Clarendonbc
    up
    3
  77. 77
    UKBIZ RT
    down
    2
  78. 78
    Duane Jackson
    down
    1
  79. 79
    Andrea Craig
    up
    1
  80. 80
    Wordcandy_co
    up
    8
  81. 81
    Richard Moross
    up
    6
  82. 82
    The Space
    up
    9
  83. 83
    GrowthBusiness
    down
    1
  84. 84
    #ATSocial
    down
    3
  85. 85
    Applesandpips
    up
    4
  86. 86
    Philip Salter
    down
    8
  87. 87
    Acuity_sage
    down
    4
  88. 88
    Bizbritain
    down
    3
  89. 89
    Thestrategyman
    down
    5
  90. 90
    Wee Print (Jenny)
    down
    4
  91. 91
    SME Business Academy
    up
    1
  92. 92
    The ITAM Review
    up
    1
  93. 93
    Ukearlyhour
    up
    3
  94. 94
    PNE Group
    up
    4
  95. 95
    Success Resources UK
    up
    4
  96. 96
    Freelancehubuk
    up
    1
  97. 97
    Natalie Andrews
    down
    3
  98. 98
    Gareth Hardy
    up
    2
  99. 99
    Landscape Juice
    down
    9
  100. 100
    #UKBusinessHour
    up
    2

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