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Here is a list of the top SME journalists from online publications and magazines to follow on Twitter. Browse the names below and to easily follow the journalists listed have a look at our list on Twitter.

Check out our other SME journalist lists here.

The Economist 

The Economist have a dedicated online section to small businesses, offering up to date SME news and tips, from upscaling to crowdfunding for innovative ideas.

      Patrick Foulis: Business affairs editor  @PatrickFoulis 

  • Patrick Foulis writes the Schumpeter column for the The Economist, covering global business, finance and economics.

Management Today 

Management today provide a range of ‘streams’ that are great for SMEs, including Entrepreneurs, Leadership Lessons, Future Business and Your Career. Each stream offers a wide range of articles and are normally updated a few times a week.

Adam Gale: Editor @AdamPWGale

  • Although Adam occasionally covers tech his main focus is interviewing CEO’s, management ‘gurus’, academics and entrepreneurs about their top tips and experiences.

Enterprise Nation 

Enterprise nation not only produce great SME content they also hold StartUp, a show held in London, Bristol and Birmingham offering talks and networking opportunities for anyone having just started or looking to start up a business. They also offer one-day courses around the UK throughout the year to help new start-ups, click here to see events happening near you.

Emma Jones MBE: Founder of Small Business Network @emmaljones

  • As founder of the small business network at Enterprise Nation, Emma Jones is an expert in SME journalism and news. Jones’ twitter feed offers a great insight into top SME news and her own opinion on what is happening within British business’.

Dan Martin: Head of content @Dan_Martin

  • Dan Martin has interviewed hundred of entrepreneurs, from leading CEOs to small startups. His content helps SMEs understand how overarching trends in economic and finance particularly affect their business’ and how to handle this.

Business Advice

Business Advice provides a section on ‘Business development’. Articles in this section range from how to increase efficiency in small businesses, how to use Instagram stories in small businesses to how to sell your business

Praseeda Nair: Editorial director  @notpraseeda

  • As editor of Real Business and Business Advice she is a leader in SME journalism. Also the Director of Prosper2 Media as of 2019, overseeing brand growth and content strategy of digital content brands RealBusiness and Business Advice.

Start-up Donut 

Start-up Donut provides advice for startups and SMEs. From start-up business ideas to sales and marketing, their articles are a step-by-step guide, accessible to all, on how to succeed as an SME. A great resource for anyone looking to go into an industry or just looking for extra advice. The Start-up Donut Blog is also a great resource for up to date and relevant articles.

Liz Dawe: Blogs editor for all 5 Donuts (Startup, Law, Marketing, Tech and Tax) @AtomLiz

  • Liz Dawe manages all 5 Donut blogs, which provide expert advice and up to date small business news coverage.

Business Matters

Business Matters is the leading SME business magazine in the UK. The magazine and website deal with a wide range of SME related problems, news and tips from health and wellbeing to gadgets and software. @bizmattersmag

Clare Bampton: Columnist  @ClareBampton

  • Clare is a columnist for the UK’s leading SME business magazine, Business Matters, as well as a paid freelance writer covering SME business stories.

Paul Jones: Editor  @pjontwt

  • Paul Jones is the lead editor of Business Matters magazine. He regularly edits SME stories, and while he’s not very active on Twitter it’s still a viable means of connecting with him.  

Business Zone

Business Zone has been a great tool for providing practical advice for growing businesses. Unfortunately, SIFT has decided that it will no longer run two small business titles, consequently, Business Zone will close its doors and merge with UK Business Forums, read more about this decision here.

As a result deputy editor, Francois Badenhorst (@FranBerBad), has taken on a new role as business editor for AccountingWeb.co.uk  and managing editor, Chris Goodfellow (@CPGoodfellow), has entered the world of freelance.

Forbes

Forbes, like many other publications, dedicates a section within their business news to small businesses, you can even subscribe to a ‘Forbes Entrepreneur and Small Business Newsletter’. What is unique to Forbes is that they do not just focus on business news but instead there is also a range of different articles providing great tips, from answering if you are mentally prepared to become an entrepreneur to helping you correct copywriting mistakes

Amy Feldman: Senior Editor  @amyfeldman

  • Previously Business contributor. Amy Feldman specialises in writing for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Although she is based in New York, her tips, case studies and news are relevant to us over in the UK as well.

Moira Forbes: EVP  @moiraforbes

  • Moira Forbes is an excellent resource for companies and start-ups who want to celebrate women in business. She tweets regular content and contributes to ForbesWomen.

Alison Coleman: Senior Contributor  @alisonbcoleman

  • Alison Coleman is a senior contributor for Forbes. She’s also an editor, journalist, and ghost-writer for executives & entrepreneurs, with a special interest in start-ups & thought leadership.

Rhett Power: Entrepreneur Columnist  @rhettpower

  • Co-founder of Courageous Leadership. Rhett is responsible for helping corporate leadership take the actions needed to drive impact and courage in their teams that will improve organizational performance. He writes regular pieces targeted at small business owners.

Gene Marks: Senior Contributor   @genemarks

  • Gene Marks is the Small Business Strategy contributor. Has written also six small-business management books, most recently “The Manufacturer’s Book of Lists”.

Real Business

Real Business has championed UK enterprise for more than 19 years and has become the most-read SME website decided to high-growth businesses and entrepreneurs. Reporting on the daily news as well as offering a variety of business guides it is a great source for SME tips and news. Real Business also publishes Business Advice.

Shane Schutte: Senior Reporter @ShaneSchutte

  • Largely focusing on IT, Law, HR, sales and marketing within her work for Real Business, Shane Schutte writes and tweets on a wide variety of SME news. 

The Business View

As CBI’s business magazine, The Business View (previously entitled Business Voice) covers UK business news whilst also profiling important UK businesses. The Business View also runs a podcast in which they uncover stories from some of the world’s leading businesses.

Pip Brooking: Editor & Content development manager @PipBrooking

  • During her career, Pip Brooking has interviewed the likes of the FTSE Chairman and CEOs of some of the worlds biggest brands. She has recently returned to Business Voice from maternity leave.

Director 

As part of the Institute of Directors (IoD), Director delivers news from the UK and global enterprise culture, from start-ups to famous business leaders. Unfortunately, many of our favourite contributors do not keep their twitter up to date.

Ryan Herman: Contributor @ryanherman15

  • Ryan Herman often writes about sport for publications such as Vice Sports and BT Sport. However, for Director Herman usually creates great SME and entrepreneurship content. Worth a follow for great business news and the odd football score.

Elite Business 

Elite Business is another great way to keep up to date on SME news. What is particularly great about this publication is their unique angle on all things enterprise.

Varsha Saraogi: Contributor  @msvarshasaraogi

  • Varsha Saraogi is a tech news and feature writer featured in magazines that have a focus on SMEs, including (but not limited to) Elite Business Mag, Huffington Post, and The Independent.

Hannah Prevett: Contributer @hannahprevett

  • Despite having taken up the role of Commerical Business Editor at News UK in 2015, Prevett continues to write great content on tech, small businesses and start-ups. She was the launch editor at Elite Business, in charge of growing the editorial team.

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk is a great tool for anyone looking to start or grow a business. The content focuses on issues from initial inspirations to options surrounding franchising. The publication also runs events such as the Startups AwardsStartups 100 and Young Guns.

Jonathan Young: SEO manager  @sussexjonny

  • Jonathan Young is the SEO & Product Owner of Start ups towers (part of MVF Global), and by extension he’s an SEO consultant for start-up businesses.

Richard Parris: Managing Editor  @StartupsRich

  • Parris is the Managing Editor of http://Startups.co.uk – the UK’s leading independent online resource for anyone starting and growing a business.       

Fresh Business Thinking

Fresh Business Thinking is an online resource for business owners aiming to provide information and advice on how to run businesses more effectively and efficiently.

Jonathon Davies: Head of Content  @JonathanCDavies

  • Jonathon Davies manages Fresh Business Thinking as well as being involved in a number of other projects including a judge at the Great British Entrepeneur Awards and a contributer to The Great British Entrepreneur Handbook 2016, whilst also being Head of Content at Amplified Business Content.               

Praseeda Nair: Editorial director  @notpraseeda

  • Alongside acting as editorial director at Fresh Business Thinking, Praseeda Nair is the editorial director of Business Advice, and its sister publication for growing businesses, Real Business. She’s an impassioned advocate for women in leadership, and likes to profile business owners, advisors and experts in the field of entrepreneurship and management.

Be The Business

Be the Business is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, with a single goal: to help business owners and leaders improve the performance of their business. They offer online support through their website, with business stories, action plans, and guides all freely available. They also publish research and studies from the frontline of small businesses.

Hunter Ruthven: Content strategist and creator  @hunterruthven

  • Previous editor of Real Business and Business Advice, he is a leader in SME journalism. Alongside this work he helps host the Growing Business Awards, First Women Awards and Future 50 initiative. Be the Business is inspiring and helping every business in the country to improve their own performance and the performance of those they work with.

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