Business Boost – Small business, big impact

Few have been hit harder by Covid-19 than the self-employed. The pandemic will cost small business owners £22,461 on average – and for many it could take years to get back on track.

But small businesses are the beating heart of the UK economy, accounting for 99% of all British businesses, and contributing a combined £2 trillion in annual turnover.

Small businesses hold the key to our collective recovery – put simply, we need them to bounce back.

Simply Business are giving away £25,000 to one lucky entrepreneur – to start, grow or revive their small business.

Apply before 17th September 2021 

What are the judges looking for?

Your story:

Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or your journey’s just starting – we’d like to hear your story. Your trials, your triumphs, and everything in between. What inspired you to go it alone?

A big dream:

Small businesses are built on big dreams – so what’s yours? At Simply Business, we pride ourselves on enabling big dreams, and we want our £25,000 Business Boost to make a real difference.

Positive social impact:

As an accredited B Corp, we believe that businesses should be a force for good. From improving diversity and inclusion in your field or community, to how you impact the world around you – we’re looking to hear about the ways your business contributes positively to society.


Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes. For some, it could mean cutting-edge technology. But for others, it might mean the creativity needed to turn a hobby into a business. What sets you and your business idea apart from the competition?

A thought-out plan:

Our collective recovery from the pandemic relies on small businesses bouncing back. We’d like to understand your plan – how will you use the £25,000 to boost your business?

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