Business Matters will also be helping the Smarta team scale the length and breadth of the country, the Smarta 100 inaugural listing will discover and celebrate super smart small businesses that are traditionally overlooked.
Smarta and their panel of top entrepreneurs (which also includes Pimlico Plumber founder Charlie Mullins, Coffee Republic founder Sahar Hashemi and Smarta founder Sháá Wasmund) are looking for businesses doing something unique or disruptive, innovating in traditional industries, using efficient and ethical operating practices or making a special contribution to their community.
The Smarta 100 will be interviewed and showcased on Smarta.com (which already features over 700 videos of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs) so that other businesses can be inspired by and learn from their experiences.
Smarta supporter Deborah Meaden said: “Discovering great new businesses is a passion of mine as is encouraging businesses to think and work better. The Smarta 100 does both of these things – and celebrates the best of British business at the same time.”
The criteria are simple – businesses must be privately owned, trading in the UK and employ fewer than 50 people. Smarta is accepting entries from “smart” British businesses until 2nd February. The Smarta 100 will then be announced later in February 2010 when an exclusive event will be held for the final list.
Go to www.smarta.com/smarta100 to learn more.
Smarta has over 1,000 guides, case studies and video interviews in which leading UK entrepreneurs share their experience and knowledge, and provides the ultimate resource and support network for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Find out more and register at www.smarta.com