Win £10,000

To help start – or revive – your business

Small business, big impact

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on small business owners and the self-employed. With 67 per cent forced to temporarily stop trading, almost half expect to lose up to £10,000. Two-fifths are at risk of having to permanently close their business.

But small businesses are the beating heart of the UK economy – accounting for 99 per cent of all British business. Put simply, we need small business to bounce back if we're to recover economically.

Thankfully, the self-employed are resilient. Research suggests 75 per cent intend to continue or restart their business, with a further 10 per cent even planning to take the leap and start a new one.

That’s why Simply Business are giving away £10,000 to one entrepreneur, to start – or revive – their business.

Win a £10,000 business boost

At Simply Business, we know that the self-employed are resilient.

And with finance so often a stumbling block, we wanted to give one entrepreneur a £10,000 cash injection.

We want to help the self-employed bounce back – so whether you're starting a business or reviving an existing one, enter today.

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Tell us why you should win to enter the draw

How it works

  • 28 February

    Applications open! Tell us a bit about your business, or the business you intend to start.

  • 4 September

    Remember to get your entry in before the deadline.

  • 14 September

    We’ll announce our #TakeTheLeap twelve-business shortlist. We’ll contact the winners by email, so keep an eye out. An expert judging panel (more to come…) will decide our final winner.

  • 16 October

    The winner will be selected.

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