Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Our SME community is served by leading media brands as well as a series of newsletters, live events and other brand extensions. SmallBusiness.co.uk and GrowthBusiness.co.uk, and their weekly email bulletins, attract a large audience of small business owner-managers and entrepreneurs, who also participate in the UK’s flagship small business awards programme, the British Small Business Awards, and Europe’s most prominent gatherings of the entrepreneurial and VC community, Investor Allstars.

Meanwhile, we have a long history of tracking smaller quoted companies through our award-winning AIM research, and the prestigious Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards has celebrated the achievements of the UK’s 1,000+ quoted companies listed outside of the FTSE 350 for 14 years now.  

Private companies

SmallBusiness.co.uk

SmallBusiness.co.uk is the UK’s number one site for small business owners and managers. The site serves its readership with daily news and advice pieces on the most pressing issues facing small companies today, covering topics ranging from how to finance a business to marketing and technology, and advising readers through the whole journey of starting and running a business.

British Small Business Awards

The British Small Business Awards is the leading celebration of the UK’s small business sector, recognising the nation’s best sole traders, micro businesses and small companies – as well as the services providers and advisers that support them. The awards commend the efforts of small businesses in providing quality products and services and their significant contributions to Britain’s economy.

Small Business Grants

Small Business Grants is a free-to-enter competition offering a £5,000 grant to a  small business every month. The winner is decided by a panel of prominent entrepreneurs and industry authorities according to factors such as revenue growth, market potential and key partnerships forged. The initiative, ran by SmallBusiness.co.uk, is an ideal opportunity for companies to achieve finance to invest in growth, and for sponsors to engage with the UK’s most promising small businesses.

BusinessGO

BusinessGO is the flagship newsletter from SmallBusiness.co.uk, providing a weekly round-up of the top advice pieces featured on site and offering time-poor entrepreneurs premier content at a glance of their inbox. Whether providing information on how to benefit from co-working spaces, how to navigate equity crowdfunding, or how to keep your back office running efficiently, businessGO provides a one-stop-shop for practical small business advice.

GrowthBusiness.co.uk

GrowthBusiness.co.uk is for CEOs of fast-growth businesses in the UK. The site features in-depth interviews with business leaders, and news and analysis of hot-button topics affecting the start-up world. From trends in fundraising and financial management, leadership, productivity and workplace culture, to how-to guides from Europe’s top venture capitalists and advisers, GrowthBusiness.co.uk is an essential resource for today’s savvy entrepreneur.

Investor Allstars

Now in its 15th year, Investor Allstars is one of the most prominent gatherings of the European entrepreneurial and investor community. With more than 600 entrepreneurs and investment professionals from Europe and the US attending the awards ceremony, the event seeks to energise and celebrate the successes of the European entrepreneurial ecosystem and draw attention to the risk takers and CEOs who are creating the global winners of tomorrow.

Entrepreneurship News

Entrepreneurship News is a weekly online newsletter targeting entrepreneurs and CEOs of fast-growth businesses. It rounds up the week’s top stories on GrowthBusiness.co.uk, including news, analysis, advice-led articles from industry experts, rankings of leaders in niche sectors in business and finance, as well as insightful interviews with some of the biggest names in the start-up world.

Listed companies

The Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards

For 14 years now, the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards has celebrated the achievements of the UK’s 1,000+ quoted companies listed outside of the FTSE 350 and their key directors. With the business world and stock market moving at an ever-increasing pace, the awards programme is an annual opportunity to pause and appreciate the outstanding qualities of Britain’s leading growth businesses making a vital contribution to the UK economy.

Women in IT Awards USA22 MARCH 2018

GOTHAM HALL, MANHATTAN

The Women in IT Awards is the technology world’s most prominent and influential diversity program. Held for the last three years in London, the most recent event on 26 January 2017 was attended by over 1,000 business and tech leaders, making it the largest tech diversity event ever staged.

On 22 March 2018, the event will come to the US for the first time, taking place in one of the world’s most prominent business cities – New York – at the grand Gotham Hall in Manhattan.

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