Using Twitter is a powerful and cost-effective way to promote your business, but it also allows you to keep up to date on all the latest small business news. Here are five SME experts that you have to follow on Twitter.
Anna Soubry – @Anna_Soubry
If you’re to follow anyone related to SMEs on Twitter, the government’s small business minister would be a good person to start with.
The MP for Broxtowe was appointed into the role shortly after the Conservative’s won the General Election and has constantly kept her follows informed about her work, including how she’s trying to tackle late payments and supporting our nation’s workforces.
— Anna Soubry MP (@Anna_Soubry) September 2, 2015
Lady Michelle Mone – @MichelleMone
Born and raised in Glasgow, Mone left school at 15 and founded luxury lingerie brand Ultimo as a single mother with no qualifications.
Fast forward to 2015 and Mone has sold her stake of her multi-million pound business and is now leading a government initiative into helping entrepreneurs in rough neighbourhoods. Follow Michelle if you’re in need of some small business inspiration.
— Lady Michelle Mone (@MichelleMone) September 23, 2015
James Caan CBE – @jamescaan
Most people will know James from his time on Dragons Den, where he sought to find some of Britain’s best entrepreneurs.
Since leaving the show, Caan has been working hard to help new SME owners with his business Recruitment Entrepreneur and is a keen supporter of Small Business Saturday. Follow James if you want to pick up some quick SME tips.
Check out our recent interview with the former dragon, where we chatted about alternative funding, common mistakes made on LinkedIn and why he wants to work with Jamie Oliver.
— James Caan CBE (@jamescaan) September 21, 2015
Michelle Ovens MBE – @MichOvens
As the national campaign director for Small Business Saturday, one of the biggest events for small businesses, Michelle is someone you must follow.
Michelle is passionate about small business success and is always keeping her army of followers updated about her travels on social media.
— Michelle Ovens (@MichOvens) September 9, 2015
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – @fsb_policy
For those who don’t know who the FSB are, they are the largest campaigning pressure group in the UK, promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small businesses.
With around 200,000 members across 33 regions and 188 branches, the association constantly uses Twitter to give their opinion towards small business legislation changes and to promote their own in-house surveys.
.@MikeCherryFSB: warns about the impact of the National Living Wage – 38% of small employers expect it to have a negatively impact on them
— FSB (@fsb_policy) October 6, 2015