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

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