#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.

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

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